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Venezuela to set oil fields on fire in event of aggression - ambassador

From Interfax

MOSCOW. June 21 (Interfax) - Venezuela will set fire to its oil deposits in the event of a U.S. military operation, Venezuelan Ambassador to Russia Navarro Alexis Rojas said at a news conference in Moscow on Wednesday.

"Such an invasion would be aimed at gaining control over oil. We will set our oil fields on fire in the event of any invasion. It will be our first response to it," he said.

Oil prices would skyrocket if reports claiming any imminent aggression appeared, the ambassador said. Venezuela would also take advantage of Latin America's solidarity agreements, he said.

Source Interfax



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