|Chavez & Ahmadinejad merrily pose for the cameras.|
"Despite those arrogant people who do not wish us to be together, we will unite forever," Ahmadinejad spoke during a press conference with the Socialist leader of the oil-rich South American nation. The Iranian
Chavez, who recently blamed the United States for giving him cancer, also joked that there was a bomb beneath the steps of his lavish Miraflores palace in Caracas waiting for any US invasion. "Ahmadinejad and I are going into the Miraflores basement now to set our sights on Washington and launch cannons and missiles," he said, without the slightest hint of irony.
As well as Venezuela, Ahmadinejad plans to visit Nicaragua, Cuba and Ecuador - a visit that Washington has said shows its "desperation" for friends.