Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi denounced the “ridiculous” claim by the US secretary of state that Tehran is interfering in the internal affairs of Venezuela, according to the Foreign Ministry’s official website.
In yet another move to undermine the legitimate government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has announced that Washington is working on a $10 billion package of trade finance to help the Latin American country out of its economic and humanitarian crisis once a “new government” is put in place.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has defended sanctions against Venezuela and said the United States would not "quit the fight" in the South American nation as it struggles with an economic and political crisis.
Cuban Communist Party leader Raul Castro says his country will never cease supporting its ally Venezuela under pressure by the United States, which has threatened Havana with more sanctions over its support of the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has denounced as “arrogant” US Vice President Mike Pence for calling on the UN Security Council to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the new president of the Latin American state.
The United States administration and Congress are working to increase pressure on the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro by introducing new sanctions and enticing Venezuelan officials to defect to an opposition figure.
Venezuela’s opposition figure Juan Guaido has been stripped of his parliamentary immunity, in a move that paves the way for the government to arrest and prosecute him for declaring himself “interim president” of the country even though an elected government is in place.
Russia’s sole state arms exporter Rosoboronexport says it has opened a training center for military helicopters in Venezuela, a few days after Moscow dispatched troops and equipment to the crisis-hit South American country.
The United States has imposed new sanctions against Venezuela, now targeting the country’s national development bank and its subsidiaries, part of US-led efforts to oust the democratically elected government of President Nicolas Maduro.
In its attempt to stage a coup in Venezuela, the administration in Washington has not made any achievement even though the US has been "attacking Venezuela one way or another" during the past months of Nicolas Maduro's presidency, says a commentator.