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Venezuela expels US military officials for espionage

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-03-05

Two American Air Force officials with the US embassy in Caracas have been expelled from the country Tuesday after being accused of seeking out military officials to propose 'destabilization projects', says Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela said Tuesday the government of President Hugo Chavez plans to expel two US embassy officials for meeting with military officers and planning to destabilize the country.

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro identified the first American as the Air Force attaché and said he had been spying on the military in a televised broadcast and had 24 hours to leave the country.

Embassy spokesman Greg Adams identified the attaché as David Delmonaco.

The identity of the second military officer has not yet been confirmed.

Adams had no immediate comment. "I'm sure we will be formulating some sort of response from Washington,'' he said.

He said he did not immediately know Delmonaco's rank.

Maduro spoke hours after the government said Chavez was in ``very delicate'' health after undergoing cancer surgery in December.

(FRANCE 24 with wires)

Date created : 2013-03-05

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