US denies army aircraft violated Venezuelan airspace

U.S. denied President Chavez's assertion a U.S. military plane twice violated Venezuelan airspace earlier in the day

US denies army aircraft violated Venezuelan airspace

The United States on Friday denied President Hugo Chavez's assertion a U.S. military plane twice violated Venezuelan airspace earlier in the day.

"We can confirm no U.S. military aircraft entered Venezuelan airspace today. As a matter of policy we do not fly over a nation's airspace without prior consent or coordination," a spokesman for the Pentagon said in an e-mail.

Asked about Chavez's statement he ordered two F-16 jets to intercept the U.S. military plane, the Pentagon spokesman said, "I can only speak for our actions, which confirms no U.S. military aircraft entered Venezuelan airspace."

Reuters
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