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Venezuelan, Iranian presidents hold phone talk to condemn "imperialist aggression"


13:41, August 17, 2011

CARACAS, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad held a telephone talk to denounce Western countries' imperialist aggression against Libya and Syria, Venezuelan Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Ahmadinejad, in the talk held late Monday, asked Chavez to reactivate his proposal of creating an international peace commission for Libya, the ministry said in a statement.

Chavez said "we are going to reach out to all pacifist countries. We are going to try to create a commission, which will help stop the aggression against the Libyan people," it said.

The two leaders also discussed the ongoing economic crisis in the world's major countries, agreeing it was necessary to increase the two countries' mutual coordination in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.

The statement also said Ahmadinejad expressed his concerns over Chavez's health and expected him a speedy recovery.

Chavez thanked Ahmadinejad for his good wish, saying his recovery is positive after receiving the second phase of chemotherapy in Cuba.


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Nalliah Thayabharan at 2011-08-3170.51.207.*
Now I understand clearly the actions of current President of Venezuela Hugo Rafael Chavez and also now I know exactly why Iran needs? a nuclear weapon to defend aginst Western imperialism. Since the 1950s Western imperialists have been in the business of regime change, assassinations and propping up client states to pillage the wealth and natural resources of nations.In 1953, UK and USA overthrew the democratically elected government of Mohammad Mosaddegh of Iran. The coup was orchestrated by the intelligence apparatus of both countries after Mohammad Mosaddegh nationalized the oil industry that was controlled by foreign interests. They set up Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (“King Shah” of Iran) as a puppet authoritarian ruler who relied heavily on American support.In 1961, in the Congo, the CIA in collaboration with Belgium plotted the overthrow and subsequent murder of Patrice Lumumba—the country’s first post colonial prime minister—and installed Joseph Mobutu who served USA for more than three decades until his own demise at the hands of US President Clinton and CIA backed proxies, Rwanda and Uganda. The war caused the death of six million Congolese.In 1966, Ghanaian independence leader Dr Kwame Nkrumah was deposed by the CIA using ambitious enemies from within Ghana while Dr Kwame Nkrumah was abroad in China on a peace mission attempting to mediate the Vietnam conflict.Another gross example of American meddling in the affairs of others was the September 11, 1973 ousting and assassination of the legitimate, elected government of President Salvador Allende of Chile. The coup d’état was organized by the Richard Nixon administration and Chilean military, ushering in the brutal dictator General Augusto Pinochet. These are only three examples out of many that can be named as examples of America’s pursuit of wicked foreign policy objectives.-Nalliah Thayabharan

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