Chavez warning opens Opec summit

Last Updated: Saturday, 17 November 2007, 20:17 GMT

Chavez warning opens Opec summit

Chavez (r) and
Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are staunch US critics

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warned oil prices could double if the US attacked Iran, as a key summit of oil exporters opened.

Mr Chavez told the summit of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) the price of crude could reach $150 or even $200 a barrel.

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