June 23 (Bloomberg) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dismissed European press reports that he would sign an agreement with Iran to develop nuclear weapons when he visits the Central Asian country next week.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
``We don't need an atomic bomb, because we already have one: it's called the Venezuelan people,'' Chavez said in a televised speech to thousands of supporters at a political rally in Caracas. ``That has the force of 100 atomic bombs.''
Thomas Braun, Lima, Peru
P.S. Chavez spent $4.3 billion in weapons in two years. 55% of Venezuelans are under the poverty line.
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