Chávez: No comments on Uribe's charges
The ex Colombian president put the blame on Venezuela for the attack in Bogotá
Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez would rather not reply to the charges made by former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe. Anyhow, the Venezuelan president blamed Uribe for putting the regional peace in jeopardy at the end of his term in office.
"I would rather not reply to that gentleman. He is well known and now his curriculum is more and more known," Chávez affirmed in a telephone call when queried about Uribe s remarks on his alleged support to the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC), Efe quoted.
The Colombian ex-president is certain that his successor, Juan Manuel Santos, seeks an arrangement with the FARC through Venezuela s "dictatorship," and thinks that the Venezuelan government is an "accomplice" of the guerrillas.
Chávez recommended remembering that Uribe s government "ended jeopardizing peace, even regional peace." He noted, though, that with the current Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, he keeps permanent dialogue with a high confidence level.
Uribe, during an interview with journalist Andrés Oppenheimer, exclaimed, "Chávez s dictatorship in Venezuela is accomplice to the FARC." He emphasized that, in his opinion, Venezuela is haven of terrorists.
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."