No 23

10 June 2002


Khatami Describes Venezuelas April Coup As Coup Against OPEC

IranianPresident Mohammad Khatami on 3 June described thecoup in Venezuela last April that temporarily removed President Hugo Chavezfrom power as a US-inspired act against an OPEC state. There are fundamentalpillars of economic and social development in countries, he said, but the USexercises unjust pressures, economic and political, on independent countriessuch as Iran and Venezuela, adding that the...