Reuters is reporting that President Medvedev of Russia and Hugo Chavez have reached an agreement where Russia would build a nuclear power plant in Venezuela:
Russia agreed on Friday to build Venezuela's first nuclear power station after talks between Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Hugo Chavez in the Kremlin.
Russian nuclear agency chief Sergei Kiriyenko and Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro signed a deal on "the construction and use of an atomic power station on the territory of Venezuela," after the talks.
Chavez, who rules South America's biggest oil producer, has said he wants the nuclear power station to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
Medvedev hinted that Chavez's foe, the United States, might not like the deal, but said that it was peaceful.
"A deal in the atomic sphere has just been signed. I already know that it will make someone shudder. The president (of Venezuela) told me that there will states who will have different types of emotions about this," Medvedev said.
First Iran, where Russia has built the Bushehr nuclear reactor, and now Venezuela. Why is it that Russia sees its mission in the world to give nuclear technology to the most dangerous crackpots on the planet?