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Chavez and Ahmadinejad unite against US "imperialism"

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Chavez and Ahmadinejad unite against US "imperialism"


Iran and Venezuela have pledged to “stand together until the end in the face of US imperialism.”

The message comes as President Hugo Chavez welcomed a man he describes as his “brother,” President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Caracas. The Iranian leader is on the last leg of a tour of South American allies. The presidents took the opportunity to condemn Israel and the United States. Chavez said:” We know that the state of Israel is, a murderous arm of the Yankee empire.” Chavez, has publicly backed Iran’s right to a peaceful nuclear programme and has supported the Iranian leader’s disputed re-election in June that sparked days of violent protests in the capital Tehran. The countries, both OPEC members, launched joint trade projects including a binational bank, housing programmes and bicycle, car and tractor manufacture. Critics of Chavez mocked the deals saying they were of no substance, not even for the production of bicycles.

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