US government apologizes for incident with Venezuelan foreign minister

The US government has called regrettable an incident with Venezuelan foreign minister and apologized to the official Caracas, Ekho Moskvy reports. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called the detention in the New York airport another provocation by George Bush. In his televised interview the Venezuelan president announced: “They detained him and accused of taking part in terror attacks here on February 4, which is absolutely untrue.”

It is worth reminding, Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro was detained by US migration service officials, when he was flying home by a regular flight after the UN General Assembly. The foreign minister says that he showed his diplomatic passport, but was rudely caught by two policemen. They seized his computer and documents.