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Venezuela Accuses U.S. of “War Mongering”

HeadlineMar 02, 2011

The Venezuelan government has voiced criticism of Libya’s expulsion but did not vote to block it. Venezuelan envoy Jorge Valero accused the United States of seeking a pretext for military intervention.

Jorge Valero: “Venezuela calls for the rejection of war-mongering mobilization of the U.S. Air Force and Navy in the Mediterranean Sea. Those who promote the use of military force against Libya do not seek to defend human rights but rather, as always, to establish a protectorate and pillage the most important sources of oil and energy in the Middle Eastern region.”

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