Backers 'failed to follow through' in abortive uprising - Venezuelan opp leader

Backers 'failed to follow through' in abortive uprising - Venezuelan opp leader

"We hope the action that our nation is taking today will encourage others to follow the example of General Cristopher Figuera and members of the military who have also stepped forward", Mr Pence said in a speech at the USA state department.

Although Guaido's attempted uprising failed to immediately dislodge Maduro, it exposed new fissures within the country, the official said.

Speaking to ABC, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently stated that Donald Trump "has his full range of Article 2 authorities", when asked if the U.S. president believes he could intervene militarily in Venezuela without congressional approval.

"It's very clear, we want the Russians out, we want the Iranians out, we want the Cubans out", he said. "If [the US] prefers the military path, we are ready to resist - we have an army, police, our people, and we are ready to destroy any army, no matter how powerful it is", he said, adding that Caracas has consistently called on Washington to resolve all issues through dialogue.

Rather, the USA should continue to nurture the multinational effort to rescue Venezuela from its slide into political and economic chaos and rely on economic pressure, including increasing and extending sanctions on key Maduro backers, to force a transition.

In his speech, Pence also announced that a US Navy hospital ship, the USNS Comfort, will return to the area in June for a five-month mission aimed at assisting neighboring countries that are caring for some of the millions of Venezuelans who have fled their country's crumbling economy. "On the contrary, we gain acceptance, support and future options", he said.

Tensions in Venezuela have soared since Guaido invoked the constitution to declare himself acting president.

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Of the 30 million people left behind, the United Nations says nearly a quarter are in desperate need of humanitarian aid. His statement appeared to contradict his own senior officials' strong rhetoric concerning Russia's "involvement" in the Latin American nation in the wake of the arrival of Russian military experts in the country earlier this spring.

In 2017, the Treasury Department imposed sanctions on the court's president, Maikel Moreno, and the seven principal members of its constitutional chamber.

Pence's speech will be the first look at the Trump administration's recalibrated strategy following massive street protests last week led by Juan Guaido, the opposition leader backed by the United States and most other Western countries. It is now preparing sanctions for the 25 remaining members of the court, a senior U.S. administration official said on Monday.

Venezuela's supreme court, the Supreme Tribunal, has said it asked the country's Constituent Assembly, a pro-government legislative super body, to determine whether to open criminal proceedings against seven opposition politicians.

The court would be responsible for signing off on any warrant for an arrest of Guaido - a move the USA official emphasized would have severe consequences.

"But we are hopeful, and I think that this is the beginning of the end of this regime", said Jose Madera, 42, a Venezuelan mechanic.

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