Venezuela's Chavez: Dutch help possible US military attack

Chavez urged the European Union to take a stance.

Venezuela's Chavez: Dutch help possible US military attack

Hugo Chavez accused the Netherlands on Thursday of allowing the United States to use Dutch islands off Venezuela's Caribbean coast to prepare a possible military attack against his country.

"I am accusing the Kingdom of the Netherlands, along with the Yankee empire, of preparing aggression against Venezuela," Chavez said at a meeting with leftist groups in Copenhagen, which was broadcast on Venezuelan state television.

The Venezuelan leader said the U.S. military, to prepare for a possible offensive, has sent intelligence agents, war ships and spy planes to Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire, which are self-governing Dutch islands.

"They are three islands in Venezuela's territorial waters, but they are still under an imperial regime: the Netherlands," Chavez said during a speech at a climate change conference in Denmark.

"Europe should know that the North American empire is filling these islands with weapons, assassins, American intelligence units, and spy planes and war ships."

Chavez urged the European Union to take a stance.

"I would like to know that the European Union has to say about this," Chavez said. "The Netherlands is responsible for this."

"It's a threat to all the people of Latin America and the Caribbean," he said in a speech on the sidelines of the climate change conference in Denmark.

"Venezuela is being surrounded by military bases," Chavez added.



Agencies

Last Mod: 18 Aralık 2009, 16:02
Add Comment