Venezuelan nuclear programme?


President Hugo Chávez yesterday hinted that Venezuela could try to become a nuclear power, during a visit to Russia apparently timed to antagonise the White House.

Mr Chávez defended Iran's right to pursue a nuclear programme and said it might be a good idea if Venezuela eventually did the same thing. Speaking before an audience of communists and other elements hostile to America, Mr Chávez said: "Iran has a right to have a peaceful atomic energy industry, as it is a sovereign country.

"The Brazilian president has declared his atomic energy initiatives, and Brazil has a right to do that as well. Who knows, maybe Venezuela will ultimately follow suit." Mr Chávez said he wanted a "multi-polar world in which "real freedom" was possible as opposed to "American freedom", which he characterised as the right to "threaten other nations and destroy cities".
Ozduke said:
He's just trying to stir up the septics.
Of course but mr.Chaves has enough money to build a nuclear power station or two (apparently not with American help). So Venezuela would be able to export more oil.

Russia has started building the world's first floating nuclear plant, designed to provide power for remote areas.

The plant, costing £100m ($200m), is due to be launched in 2010.

Russia hopes that Pacific island states will want to buy the technology. According to Rosenergoatom, more than 12 countries have expressed interest in the project.
the more he riles the septics the more they talk tough the higher oil prices go = more cash for chavez not dumb for an ex para :twisted:

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