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Venezuela's Chavez Built Ties With Irani
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March 06, 2013 9:00 PM
Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, who died Tuesday, developed a close relationship with the leaders of Iran, despite Western sanctions on Tehran because of its controversial nuclear program. Chavez and Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmedinejad visited each other, and called themselves allies, friends and even brothers. It was a friendship that was watched closely by many countries, especially the United States. VOA’s Amy Katz brings us this report, by Liliana Henao and Jerome Socolovsky, in Washington.

Venezuela's Chavez Built Ties With Iran

Published March 06, 2013

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, who died Tuesday, developed a close relationship with the leaders of Iran, despite Western sanctions on Tehran because of its controversial nuclear program. Chavez and Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmedinejad visited each other, and called themselves allies, friends and even brothers. It was a friendship that was watched closely by many countries, especially the United States. VOA’s Amy Katz brings us this report, by Liliana Henao and Jerome Socolovsky, in Washington.