Chavez threatens to cut US off from Venezuelan oil

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
July 26, 2010 06:44

President Hugo Chavez threatened Sunday to halt oil sales to the United States if Venezuela is attacked by its US-allied neighbor Colombia.

Chavez said during a speech to thousands of supporters that if there were an "armed aggression against Venezuela" from Colombia backed by the US, "we would suspend shipments of oil."

Chavez said "we wouldn't send one more drop" of oil to the United States, which is the top buyer of oil from the South American country.

The Venezuelan leader cut off diplomatic relations with Colombia on Thursday after outgoing President Alvaro Uribe's government presented photos, videos and maps of what it said were Colombian rebel camps inside Venezuela.


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