CARACAS, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Monday accused the governments of Colombia and the United States of plotting an attack against Venezuelan territory to destabilize his government.
Chavez made the remarks during a New Year’s ceremony with the troops of Mara Fort in Zulia state, northwest of the country.
Chavez said that Colombia began a war of words by alleging that in Venezuelan territory were hidden leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in camps protected by the Venezuelan Army and the National Guard (Police).
Chavez said that the allegation is not true and his government will not accept any alien military forces nor guerillas in its territory.
He said that Colombian military forces kidnapped young people and killed them later in the mountains before they were dressed up in guerilla attires with arms to be presented later as guerilla members killed during a combat.
Chavez said that Colombia supported by the United States is playing a similar trick to plan an attack on the Venezuelan territory.
“We do not want a war with anybody,” Chavez said.
However, he denied that Colombia had signed a military cooperation agreement with the United States, which allows the presence of U.S. troops in Colombian bases.