CARACAS: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been called on to resign on Monday by Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez after the leak of embarassingly candid US diplomatic correspondence by WikiLeaks.
Chavez said in a speech, using his favorite description of the United States.“The empire stands naked … Mrs Clinton should resign,It’s the least you can do: resign, along with those other delinquents working in the State Department.”
Chavez zeroed in on a diplomatic cable with a request to the US embassy in Argentina for information on President Cristina Kirchner’s “mental health.” The message asked if she was taking medication for “nerves and stress.”
Chavez added.“Somebody should study Mrs Clinton’s mental stability,”
He also added that“I believe somebody should resign. I don’t mean it should be President Obama, but the whole structure over there should fall apart, if only through embarrassment,”
The United States “attacks…disrespects” other governments, including its allies and keeps tabs on other presidents, Chavez said.
He said, praising WikiLeaks for “its courage.Whatever was left of its mask has finally dropped away,”