Thursday, August 25, 2005

Robertson Denies Calling to Kill Chavez, Then Apologizes for Doing So

The Venezuelan foreign ministry said it was not satisfied with U.S. officials’ dismissal of Robertson’s remarks and wanted the White House to take legal action.

“This public call to assassinate a head of state, considered a crime by all modern legislation, is prosecutable by its very nature. That is what the civilized world is expecting of U.S. authorities,” the Venezuelan government said on Wednesday.

The White House remained silent despite calls by Venezuela and religious leaders including the Rev. Jesse Jackson for Bush to repudiate Robertson’s remarks.

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