Source: Press TV|
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has dubbed the very first bike produced at
a joint Iranian-Venezuelan factory 'the atomic bicycle'.
Chavez in Tehran (file photo, June 2007)
The US claims that the factory Iran is building for Venezuela in the state of
Cojedes is a nuclear plant and not a bicycle factory, said Chavez at the
factory's inauguration ceremony.
Therefore, we will name its first production 'the atomic bicycle', he added.
"What a bicycle! This Atomic bicycle.. does it have brakes?" joked Chavez while
cycling around during the television program Alo Mr President!
During the program, Chavez had a live connection with the factory to show the
audience the bicycles built in the factory, and then he offered one of them to
the US President George Bush.
"My dear friend, president of the United States, I offer you this bicycle, see
the bomb. See it... you think that is a bottle of water, no, that's the bomb. We
have painted it with ADECO color," Chavez said, referring to the name of the
"Well, this bicycle, with the Atomic bomb included, the Atomic bomb, you can
have it for 183 bolivares," he added.
Iran's Ambassador to Venezuela Abdullah Zifan was also present at the ceremony,
where he reaffirmed Tehran's interest in taking part in joint business ventures
Ortega expected in Tehran
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is due in Tehran next week as part of his
tour which will also take him to Venezuela, Libya and Italy.
His second visit to Tehran in less than one year, Ortega is expected to meet
with senior Iranian officials during his two-day stay in Iran.
Ortega and Ahmadinejad in Tehran (file photo, June 2007)
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in his Latin American tour had traveled to
Nicaragua in Jan, 14, 2007.
During his official visit, Ahmadinejad received the top literary Ruben Dario
award from the Nicaraguan president.
Tehran and Managua signed a memorandum of understanding in Nicaragua, binding
the Islamic Republic to help the country build hydroelectric power plants,
fishing, agriculture and irrigation technologies.
Ortega will depart from Tehran to Rome, Italy on the final leg of his tour.
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