Brazil Might Work with Venezuela on Nukes If There Is No Iran

Brazil so far has not received any proposal from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez regarding nuclear cooperation between the two nations, but it will study any such proposal if and when it receives one.

“We have no record of any requests for cooperation in that area. We are already developing links with Venezuela in other fields and we will look over that one, if they send (it) to us” said Monday Brazilian Science and Technology Minister Eduardo Campos in an interview with daily O Globo.


Last Sunday President Chavez in his weekly radio and television show announced Venezuela was looking into developing nuclear energy and could work with other countries, “including Brazil”, on such projects.


President Chavez said developing nuclear energy was not to make bombs but rather to diversify Venezuela’s energy sources and carry out projects in the medical area.


“We can perfectly advance research together with Brazil, Argentina and other countries from Latin America, and we can ask support from countries such as Iran and in Europe …, but not to make bombs and launch them on cities, like the Americans did” he said, in direct reference to the U.S. atomic bombs dropped in Japan, 60 years ago that helped bring the end of World War II.


Brazilian Minister Campos however refused to answer whether President Lula da Silva’s administration would be willing to work with Venezuela on nuclear matters, but recalled that Brazil already has such agreements with Argentina, France and USA.


However, other unidentified official sources consulted by O’Globo, said that it would be difficult for Brazil to accept participation in an agreement involving nuclear cooperation with Iran.


According to those sources, Brazil prefers to abstain from associating on nuclear matters with a country whose activities in that area “are raising international suspicions and doubts”.


This article appeared originally in Mercopress – www.mercopress.com.

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Down for the Count

Ciro Gomes has still not made a sincere apology for his asinine remark that ...

U.S.A. Calendar

THURSDAY 1 BEVERLY HILLS 10:30 PM – Kátia Moraes at Bokaos (310) 659-1200 BERKELEY, ...

Brazil Wants to Export Eco-Electric Shower

Brazil's KL Telecom, a company located in Santa Rita do Sapucaí­, in the Brazilian ...

Brazilian Creator of Sheriff’s Chair Dead at the Age of 86

< Architect and designer Sérgio Rodrigues died on Monday (September 1st) in Rio de ...

Baianos of the World, Unite!

Lack of cohesion within the African Diaspora has denied African Brazilian communities significant political ...

Rio Body Count, a site in Brazil to measure violence in dead people

Rio, Brazil, Gets Its Own Body Count Site: 44 Dead in 4 Days

Like US General Tommy Frank, who told reporters covering the Iraq war, "We don't ...

Ilhabela, Brazil’s Treasure Island, Gets Spruced Up for the World Cup

Ilhabela, an island off the coast of São Paulo state, 217 kilometers away from ...

After Swift and Pilgrim, Brazil’s JBS Wants to Take Over US’s Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods Inc’s shares, the top U.S. pork producer, jumped as much as 8.3% ...

Brazil Wants to Kill Rio Tourists With Charm and Kindness

Professional workers in the area of tourism in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will be ...

Better than 2008: Brazil Accumulates US$ 23 Billion Trade Surplus in 2009

Exports from Brazil last week generated US$ 3.212 billion, and imports, US$ 3.216 billion, ...