Hugo Chavez: Will He Go Nuclear?
By: David A. Patten
Iran and Chavez have been increasingly friendly ever since the Venezuelan strongman defended the nuclear-development activities of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The two countries jointly produce tractors and cars. Some experts are concerned, however, that as Iran moves ever closer to enriching the uranium it needs to build a nuclear weapon, the two rogue nations could be tempted to cooperate on other, more deadly ventures.
There have been reports in recent years that Chavez shipped uranium to Iran for its nuclear program. Chavez denies them, but there’s no denying he has been a staunch supporter of Iran’s nuclear endeavors.