No risk of war with neighbours: Colombian official

Colombian Vice-President Francisco Santos said on Thursday he saw no risk of war with Venezuela or Ecuador despite miliitary mobilisation in a dispute over Colombian FARC rebels.

No risk of war with neighbours: Colombian official
"I don't think there is a risk of war. The Colombian government has been very clear it won't use force," Santos told Reuters in an interview on a visit to Brussels for talks with EU leaders. "It won't fall into the game of provocation."

Venezuela deployed tanks and air and sea forces towards the Colombian border on Wednesday in what it called a defensive move after a weekend raid by Colombian forces killed a FARC leader inside another South American neighbour, Ecuador.

Reuters
Last Mod: 06 Mart 2008, 17:46
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