Hugo Chavez warns against World War III over Iran
(PRESSTV.IR) -- “There's a nuclear war threat...The most guilty [of this risk] is the United States government and its allies such as Israel, who have many nuclear bombs,” the Venezuelan President said on Tuesday, 15 November 2011, on national television.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez reportedly made the remarks over the US-sponsored allegations on Iran's nuclear program.
The United States, Israel, and some of their allies accuse Iran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear program and are using the charge as a pretext to push for the imposition of new sanctions on Iran and to beat the drums of war for an attack on the Islamic Republic.
“It is worth calling on the world to reflect about where they [the US] want to take us, a nuclear war could be the last war,” Chavez stated.
Iran argues that as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the IAEA it has the right to develop and acquire nuclear technology meant for peaceful purposes.
Iranian officials have promised a crushing response to any military strike against the country, warning that such a measure could create a war that would expand beyond the Middle East.