Venezuela threatens to sell U.S. F-16s to Iran, Cuba
Last updated: Tuesday, May 16th, 2006 10:25:27 AM
CARACAS, VENEZUELA -- A Venezuelan military leader says his country is considering selling its US-made fighter jets to another country.
The general tells The Associated Press the F-16's may go to Iran.
The commander says he recommended to the defense minister that Venezuela sell the 21 jets in response to the US ban on arms sales to the country.
Even before the arms sales ban was announced Monday, the US had stopped selling Venezuela sensitive upgrades for the F-16's.
President Hugo Chavez has warned he may share the jets with Cuba if the US doesn't supply parts.
Arroz con Mango has posted on the US banning arms sales to Venezuela.