Venezuelan president to visit Iran: ambassador

August 19, 2009 - 0:0

TEHRAN – The Venezuelan Ambassador to Tehran, David Velasquez, said on Tuesday that President Hugo Chavez will travel to Iran in weeks to come.

In a ceremony to mark Venezuela’s Independence Day that was held in its embassy in Iran, Velasquez said that Chavez also plans to visit Russia, Libya and Syria.
He went on to say that Venezuela is able to maintain its independence despite U.S. interference in the country’s internal affairs.
The U.S. has always sought to seize the control of Venezuela through imperialistic methods, the ambassador noted.
He also said the U.S. has hatched lots of conspiracies against the Latin American countries including Venezuela since Washington is against the regional countries’ look to the East.
Today, what is important to Latin America is “unity” and “peace”, he noted