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Ahmadinejad and Chavez joke about having atomic bomb

The two do know how to push buttons.

On Monday. in a joint news conference in Caracas, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez joked about having an atomic bomb at their fingertips, Reuters reported.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, shares a laugh with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez upon his arrival at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela on Monday. (Ariana Cubillos/AP)

“When we devils get together. . . it’s like they go crazy,” Chavez said.

Ahmadinejad’s visit comes on the heels of tougher sanctions imposed by the United States against Iran’s nuclear program, which Washington says is being used to develop atomic weapons. Chavez and Ahmadinejad, who are friends and allies, argue the program is peaceful.

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