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Chávez dismisses Spanish claim of rebel links

March 4--President Hugo Chávez said Wednesday that his administration did not support terrorist groups, in his first response to a Spanish judge who accused Venezuela of having links with Basque separatists and a rebel group in Colombia.

Chávez dismisses Spanish claim of rebel links

Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero of Spain had asked Venezuela to explain itself after the judge said Monday that Venezuelan soldiers and a man accused of being a Basque separatist working for the Caracas government had facilitated a meeting between the separatists and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. Both organizations are considered terrorist groups by European governments.

“This is a government that does not and will not support terrorist groups — we are of peace, of friendship,” Mr. Chávez said in a televised speech.

“Zapatero, I have nothing to explain, friend, nothing,” Mr. Chávez said. “If you want explanations, then ask that irresponsible judge in your country.”
 
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