Venezuela condemns all nuclear tests

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October 9, 2006 22:41

Venezuela's foreign minister on Monday condemned North Korea's announcement of a nuclear test, saying the South American nation is opposed to all nuclear arms testing. "We condemn all nuclear tests because of the immense damage it does to the environment, to life," Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro told state television. Maduro said the government of President Hugo Chavez, which has friendly ties with North Korea, is pushing for a ban on all nuclear weapons, but supports every country's right to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.


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