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Chavez threatens to cut oil supply to United States

Venezuela delivers 1.3 million barrels of oil to the United States daily.

world Updated: Apr 14, 2007 11:36 IST

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has reiterated the possibility of cutting his country's oil supply to the US if it attacks Venezuela.

"If there is a new aggression against our government, there will not be one more drop of oil for the United States," Chavez Friday told a press conference. "We are prepared for it."

Chavez said he would not differentiate between the origin of the aggression, whether it is from the US directly or from anti-Venezuelan forces commanded by Washington.

Venezuela delivers 1.3 million barrels of oil to the US daily.

The president believes the US' aggressive attitude comes from big companies rather than his counterpart George W Bush.

"President Bush is not the boss over there, he is just a small figure," he said. "The big corporations make the decisions, those unscrupulous ones that start wars to sell and win billions of dollars."

First Published: Apr 14, 2007 11:30 IST