Maduro vs. Guaido: Who's backing whom for the leadership of Venezuela?

Under pressure over video, Venezuela's Guaido says met officials

EU powers shifted toward the US position Saturday with envoys of the United Kingdom and Germany saying the European Union would recognize Guaido as interim president unless a new election is called within eight days.

Vecchio met with U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale, who reaffirmed support for opposition leader Juan Guaido - who the U.S. administration considers Venezuela's interim president.

Details of the U.S. plan comes as tensions in Venezuela threaten to boil over after opposition leader Guaido called for a strike on Wednesday followed by a large scale protest on Saturday against Maduro's government.

Vice president Mike Pompeo urged all nations to end Venezuela's "nightmare" and support Mr Guaidó in a United Nations debate.

The United States has condemned last year's Venezuelan election, in which Maduro won another term, as a charade that was neither free or fair.

VENEZUELA'S president Nicolás Maduro has defused a showdown with the USA and suspended his demand that American diplomats leave his country.

Pompeo told the Security Council on Saturday: "Let me be 100 percent clear - President Trump and I fully expect that our diplomats will continue to receive protections provided under the Vienna Convention".

Guaido took a symbolic oath of office Wednesday proclaiming himself the nation's constitutional leader on grounds that Maduro's re-election previous year was fraudulent - an allegation supported by the USA, the European Union and many other nations.

"Since August 2017, Canada has been working closely as a member of the Lima group, which is comprised of over a dozen Latin American countries and the Caribbean, to address the Venezuelan crisis", Freeland said.

"This is not the USA", he said.

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Guaido has asked for help in getting control of the Venezuelan government's offshore assets and today scrambled to take control of the country's main foreign asset, USA refiner Citgo Petroleum.

"It is time for every other nation to pick a side".

Meanwhile, Maduro struck down calls from European countries to hold early elections within eight days. The broadcaster dubbed the interview from Spanish into Turkish.

Late Saturday, the Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying Maduro's government was suspending the expulsion to provide a 30-day window for negotiating with US officials about setting up a "U.S. interests office" in Venezuela and a similar Venezuelan office in the United States, according to the Associated Press.

There was no immediate response from the U.S.

Over the past few days, Venezuela has been witnessing mass anti-government protests.

Australia followed, saying it "recognizes and supports" Guaido as interim president pending elections. At a Saturday morning rally in Caracas, he said that many diplomats were heeding his calls to stay in place in defiance of Maduro.

Maduro said he wants peace, But he announced more military games next month which he says will be "the most important in the history of Venezuela".

Maduro retains the loyalty of the armed forces, though Venezuela's top military envoy to the United States on Saturday defected to Guaido.

But no US -backed coup has taken place in Venezuela.

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