Venezuela will buy Spanish planes with European technology
Saturday, January 14, 2006
In a communique issued by the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Madrid as response to the barring of Spain's sale of military planes to Venezuela, and then made public by the chancellor’s office, Venezuela has claimed that the reason why the United States government vetoes the selling of Spanish planes to Venezuela is because Washington wants to continue imposing the flight of American anti-drug patrols dean nations. If the US did so it would violate Venezuela's sovereignty he said.
Venezuela wants to buy 12 planes with a combined value of 2 billion U.S. dollars to carry out its own anti-drug surveillance and interception flights.
Venezuela is also attempting to buy planes from Brazil, but this move has also been vetoed by the US government under the grounds that Brazilian planes use US technology.
- China View. "Venezuela slams US attempt to block sale of Spanish planes" — , January 14, 2006
- Renwick Mclean. "U.S. Bars Spain's Sale of Planes to 'Antidemocratic' Venezuela" — , January 14, 2006
- "Spain defies US on Venezuela deal" — , January 13, 2006
- "US troubles with Chávez hinder drug interdiction in Venezuela" — , January 9, 2006