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The President of the United States Donald trump held a telephone conversation with the opposition leader of Venezuela and speaker of the Parliament Juan Guido, declared himself interim head of state. This was reported by press Secretary of the White house Sarah Sanders, reports Reuters.
During the meeting, the us leader of the Venezuelan politician and agreed to maintain communication on the background of the new planned protests and to restore the relationship. Sanders noted that the U.S. President talked with Guido to show its strong support for the struggle for the restoration of democracy.
Trump also congratulated the opposition on the “historic inauguration of the President”, RIA Novosti reported. In response, he thanked the American leader and emphasized the importance of mass protests. Demonstrations against current President Nicolas Maduro is scheduled for 30 January and 2 February.
Earlier, Maduro said in an interview that trump has ordered the government of Colombia to kill him and take responsibility. He also said that he is not going to hold new presidential elections before 2025.
January 21, in Venezuela, mass protests began. January 23, their background, Guido declared himself interim head of state and called on Maduro to resign. It was supported by the United States, Canada, several Latin American countries, Israel, Australia. At the same time, and with it, Belarus, Turkey and several other States supported the legitimacy of the incumbent.
Recently re-elected Maduro stated that the coup attempt are American policies. He also rejected the ultimatum of the European countries, demanded to hold new elections and threatened otherwise to admit, Guido head of state.
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