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Uruguay denies Wikileaks versions on weapon trafficking

03-04-2011 10:03 BJT

MONTEVIDEO, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Uruguayan Interior vice Minister Jorge Vazquez said on Thursday that the suspect of the U.S. embassy in 2007 about a weapon trafficking network between Uruguay, Venezuela and Iran, as Wikileaks had reported was a "great nonsense."

"This is a great nonsense, a great fantasy," Vazquez said on Thursday morning.

"If the U.S. embassy has done a research, it should announce the results," Vazquez told reporters.

According to Wikileaks, the United States suspected that Vazquez could be involved in a secret weapon trafficking networks between Uruguay, Venezuela and Iran.

Wikileaks also showed that the U.S. embassy in Uruguay speculated Vazquez to be sorting weapons to prevent a coup against his brother Tabare Vazquez, the Uruguayan president at that time.

"This is a great tale and it is not my turn to make clear anything," he said.

He added that U.S. former ambassador to Uruguay Frank Baxter, author of the report, had "excellent ties" with him.


Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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