Venezuela will no longer tolerate US interference

Dec 29, 2004 01:00 AM

Venezuela's Foreign Minister (MRE) Ali Rodriguez Araque has warned that Venezuela will no longer tolerate any interference in its sovereign domestic political affairs by the United States of America.
Rodriguez Araque told in Caracas that as far as Washington DC is concerned "it is intolerable that any foreign country should interfere in matters which are the exclusive responsibility of the government of Venezuela... we want to have the best possible (commercial and diplomatic) relations the United States but when they make aggressive declarations against our country there will be consequences."

As far as crude oil supplies are concerned, former OPEC Secretary General Rodriguez Araque says Venezuela is diversifying to reach a greater number of clients "but this does not signify that we are reducing oil supplies to the United States."
The Foreign Minister maintains that Petroleos de Venezuela (PdVSA) is increasing its production of crude oil and is looking ahead to a point where the state-owned oil conglomerate will produce as much as 5 mm bpd to supply "other markets."

Source: VHeadline
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