“We have no incentive nor interest in increasing friction between Venezuela and the US, but we do think Venezuela needs to act responsibly,” Mr Obama said at the White House.
Last week, Russian media reported the country will build two 1,200 megawatt nuclear reactors at a plant in Venezuela
While Obama was saying that, the BBC notes,
Meanwhile, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez met Iranian leaders for talks expected to focus on energy.
All for “peaceful purposes”, of course: Iran welcomes Chavez as partner against Western “bullies”
A Russian-built reactor is due to start providing Iran’s first nuclear power early next year as part of a move into nuclear technology that Tehran says will allow it to export more of its fossil fuels. Iran denies it is seeking a nuclear bomb.
Russians, Iranians, nuclear power…what could go wrong?