Chavez Calls US 'Terrorist State' In UN Speech.
Chavez told the UN General Assembly that the United States was "a country that does not respect the resolutions of this assembly."
To loud applause he took up the call of Latin American revolutionary Simon Bolivar for the UN headquarters to be moved to "an international city" in the southern hemisphere.
"It is time to think about an international city," he said, just before being told that his speech had gone beyond the allotted 15 minutes for each of the 170 heads of state and government leaders at the summit.
Chavez took the opportunity to fire a new assault at the US leader, claiming that Bush had been given 20 minutes.
At a press conference after his speech, Chavez said that the United States was a "terrorist state" because of its actions in Iraq, Robertson's assassination call and for harboring Luis Posada Carriles, who is wanted for the bombing of a Cuban airliner.
"It is a terrorist state. It is a government that violates all rules and behaves shamelessly," he said.
"The United States is the champion of double standards. The United States' government defends terrorism. They talk of the fight against the terrorism, but they commit terrorism, state terrorism," said Chavez.
The Venezuelan president said the United States had used napalm in Iraq and protects Posada Carriles, who is being held in the United States on immigration charges.
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