Venezuela has recalled its envoy to Colombia and suspended all diplomatic relations with the country in response to Bogota's accusations that Caracas is helping the FARC Marxist guerillas.Elsewhere in the Iranian Press we learn from IRIB that "Palestinians repels [sic] invading Israeli forces":
"In view of this new aggression by the government of Colombia, I have ordered the withdrawal of our ambassador to Bogota," Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday.
Bogota accuses Caracas of providing the rebels with weapons.
Chavez also blamed the government of President Alvaro Uribe of acting "irresponsibly.”
He says at present Colombia has no evidence that Venezuela delivered the Swedish-made anti-tank rocket launchers to FARC rebels that Colombia found recently.
Chavez warned that his administration will go ahead with a plan to cut off all diplomatic relations "if there's one more accusation against Venezuela."
The weapons in question are the AT4 light anti-tank weapon made by Sweden's Saab Bofors Dynamics.
Sweden has confirmed that the weapons originally were sold to Venezuela's military.
"We have asked the officials of the government of Venezuela to give us information on how they believe this material was found in Colombia," said Jens Eriksson, a political advisor to the Swedish Ministry of Commerce.
Palestinian combatants on Tuesday repelled an attack by Israeli forces who had crossed into the Jabalia north of Gaza Strip, the Palestinian sources said.Certainly Iran has nothing to fear from those easily-repelled "Israeli forces," as another PressTV headline declares: "'Israel too weak to start war against Iran'":
Qods Brigades, armed wing of the Islamic Jihad movement fired three rocket-propelled grenades against a number of armoured vehicles inside northern Gaza.
Abu-Ali Mostafa Brigades, armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) confirmed exchange of fire between Palestinian combatants and Israeli forces. [...]
A senior Iranian commander has ruled out any possibilty of an Israeli attack on Iran, saying Israel is “too weak” for such an adventure.Those fanatics!
“In the event that the [Zionist] regime makes any mistake, Iran's response would be totally devastating,” the deputy commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Brig. Gen. Seyyed Mohhamad Hejazi, said in Tehran on Tuesday. [...]
Israeli officials have repeatedly expressed their fanatical determination to halt Iran's nuclear program at any cost, even through a military attack.
Crossposted on Soccer Dad