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Venezuelan President Again Claims Washington Plans to Invade


Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has repeated his claim that the United States plans to invade his country.

In an interview with British radio broadcast Thursday, Mr. Chavez said Venezuela learned of the alleged plans through intelligence reports. He accused the United States of seeking Venezuela's oil, in the same way he said it had gone after Iraq's.

Mr. Chavez described the Bush administration as a "terrorist government."

The Venezuelan president made similar claims on U.S. television in September, when he said he had documentation of a U.S. invasion plan for Venezuela.

In July, the U.S. ambassador to Venezuela William Brownfield said the United States has never planned to invade Venezuela, harm its president, or to sabotage oil production.

Despite political tensions, Venezuela remains a top oil supplier to the United States.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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