Chavez: We’ll back Iran ‘under any circumstances’

When Hugo Chavez pledges support, he goes all out: "Venezuela will remain alongside Iran under any circumstances," Chavez, who is on his ninth visit to the Iran, told President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a meeting, according to the presidency website. "Venezuela seriously considers cooperation with Iran as a holy matter," he said, adding that "independent nations" ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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When Hugo Chavez pledges support, he goes all out:

"Venezuela will remain alongside Iran under any circumstances," Chavez, who is on his ninth visit to the Iran, told President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a meeting, according to the presidency website.

"Venezuela seriously considers cooperation with Iran as a holy matter," he said, adding that "independent nations" can join forces to "strengthen our power in facing imperialists."

When Hugo Chavez pledges support, he goes all out:

"Venezuela will remain alongside Iran under any circumstances," Chavez, who is on his ninth visit to the Iran, told President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a meeting, according to the presidency website.

"Venezuela seriously considers cooperation with Iran as a holy matter," he said, adding that "independent nations" can join forces to "strengthen our power in facing imperialists."

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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