Chavez Denies Helping Iran Ship Weapons to Syria

President Hugo Chavez is denying a report that claims Iran used Venezuelan flights to send missile parts to Syria.

The socialist president said Tuesday the accusations are part of a "permanent aggression" against Venezuela.

Italian newspaper La Stampa made the allegations in a Sunday article, citing intelligence sources.

Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro has also rejected the report. On Monday, he called it part of an international campaign to destabilize Venezuela.