US conveys condolences to victims of Venezuelan refinery blast
US spokesman Patrick Ventrell remarked that his country would consider any requests for assistance made by Venezuela
"This happened a few days ago, I believe over this past weekend. I just wanted to say very clearly that our condolences go out to the family and friends of those deceased and wounded in the oil refinery explosion in Venezuela," noted US State Department Acting Deputy Spokesman Patrick Ventrell in a press release reported by Efe.
Ventrell said, "The United States would consider any requests for assistance to Venezuela if and when they are made," yet Venezuela has not made any request.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."