The Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday reiterated his country’s support to Syria in the face of the pre-planned scheme targeting it, stressing that the U.S. administration is one of the powers most responsible for the crisis in Syria.
In his first press conference after being re-elected as Venezuela’s President, Chavez said that he will continue supporting the Syrian government under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad.
“How can we not suppor the government of President Bashar al-Assad as long as it is Syria’s legitimate government? If we didn’t support it, then who should we support? Should we support the terrorists who want a transitional council and kill people wherever they are?!”, President Chavez wondered.
He considered it odd that some western governments are holding meetings with terrorists and no longer recognize a legitimate government.
The Venezuelan President hailed the stance of Russia and China regarding the crisis in Syria.
Chavez stressed in a statement last September that the Syrian people is currently the victim of a violent imperialist policy.