Venezuela denies Iran-Syria missile report

Venezuela's foreign minister on Monday dismissed a published report claiming that Iran has been shipping missile components to Syria on Venezuelan flights. Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro strongly denied Sunday's story in the Italian newspaper La Stampa, which cited intelligence sources. The foreign minister also denied a Sunday report in the Spanish daily newspaper El Mundo alleging that members of the Basque separatist group ETA had reached a pact with a Venezuelan militant group and had agreed to provide the group with training. The newspaper identified the group as the Bolivarian Forces of Liberation. Maduro said the allegations are part of a campaign against Venezuela and President Hugo Chavez.