State Secretary Mike Pompeo spoke on Saturday at the United Nations urging all nations to support Venezuelans trying to get rid of President Nicholas Maduro's "illegal mafia".
Pompeii's message at the UN Security Council meeting in Venezuela came days after the United States backed the President of the National Assembly, Juan Guaydo, who declared himself acting president of the nation.
"We are here to call on all nations to support the democratic aspirations of the Venezuelan people as they try to get rid of the former president. The illegal mafia state of President Maduro, Pompeo said.
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He said the humanitarian situation in Venezuela requires immediate action. 1
Pompey also told the Council that it is now time for every nation to choose
"No more delays, no more games," he said. "Or you stand with the forces of freedom, or you are allied with Maduro and his chaos."
Pompey added that some countries publicly took part on behalf of former President Maduro. "China, Russia, Syria and Iran are only four of them," he said. "This morning we tried to find a way for the Council to speak in one voice to support the Venezuelan people and democratic ideals through a statement by the President of this council."
The United States received at least nine voices "yes" to hold the Sabbath meeting on the situation in Venezuela, with four countries voting "no" and two abstaining. Russian Ambassador Vassiliy Nebenzia opposed the meeting by saying that Venezuela does not pose a threat to international peace and security.
Instead, he said the country is facing an American effort to "try to make a coup in the country."
The European Union as a whole says it can recognize leader of the opposition Guaido as leader of Venice if the government does not announce new
Earlier Saturday, France, Germany, Britain and Spain set an eight-day deadline for the election to recognize the Guido's leadership.
The Venezuelan military has struck the Trump administration's statement on Guaydo's support, saying it adheres to President Nicholas Maduro.
Meanwhile, the Bank of England prevented Maduro's efforts to drag gold from the bank worth $ 1.2 billion, Bloomberg News reported.
The decision to withhold the request for withdrawal comes after senior US officials, including Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton,
Associated Press contributed to this report