Venezuela has right to sell its U.S.-made F-16s to any country it wishes,according to vice president's statement

Venezuela has right to sell its U.S.-made F-16s to any country it wishes,according to  vice president's statement
Venezuela has right to sell its U.S.-made F-16s to any country it wishes,according to vice president's statement

"We can do whatever we want with those planes, with whomever we want," Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel said, when asked by a reporter whether Venezuela would be willing to sell the F-16 jets to Iran.

The U.S. State Department has warned that Venezuela is contractually bound to seek Washington's approval on any sale of the F-16s -a possibility U.S. officials have suggested is highly unlikely.

"The United States does not have the right to suspend the supply (of replacement parts) after there's a contract and agreement," Rangel said.

The U.S. government also announced this week it is imposing an arms embargo on Venezuela, the AP reports.