Chavez Threatens to Cut Oil Exports to U.S. if Colombia Attacks

Hugo ChavezVenezuelan President Hugo Chavez threatened to cut off oil exports to the U.S. if Colombia launches a military attack on his country.

Chavez cut off diplomatic relations with Colombia last week over claims by outgoing President Alvaro Uribe that Venezuela harbors Colombian rebels. Chavez says the U.S. is behind the allegations.

"If there was any armed aggression against Venezuela from Colombian territory or from anywhere else, promoted by the Yankee empire, we would suspend oil shipments to the United States, even if we have to eat stones here," Chavez said Sunday, according to Reuters.

Venezuela earns more than 90% of its export income from oil sales, most of which go to the U.S.

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