Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro accused U.S. President George W. Bush of giving orders to attack his Venezuela counterpart Hugo Chavez.
"We know from very good sources, direct sources, that Bush has already given orders to go for President Chavez, and against Venezuelan citizens' peace," Maduro said after a ceremony at the historic Bolivar Palace marking the 440th anniversary of the founding of Caracas.
Maduro called on Venezuelans to "analyze things very carefully and follow the behavior of the oligarchy and the conduct of international players."
Chavez was right in saying there were threats against his life,which were ever more dangerous, he said.
He called on government supporters to remain vigilant and preserve stability, peace and democracy in the country.
"Our call is for struggle, conscience and loyalty," Maduro said.
He said Venezuelans should not fear the establishment of socialism, which he said was Chavez's plan for a more just distribution of wealth.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Temmuz 2007, 10:55