00:47 GMT16 January 2021
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    The United States is not involved in plotting a coup in Venezuela, US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, calling the allegations that the US is trying to destabilize the country baseless and false.

    "The United States does not support political transitions by non-constitutional means," Psaki said. Earlier in February, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused the US Vice President Joe Biden of conspiring against Venezuela. He then announced that Venezuelan authorities foiled a US-sponsored attempt to topple him.

    "The United States is not promoting unrest in Venezuela nor are we attempting to undermine Venezuela’s economy or its government. We remain Venezuela’s largest trading partner. Venezuela’s economic and political problems are the result of the policies of the Venezuelan government," Psaki said.

    The US State Department spokeswoman emphasized that the United States "remains committed to maintaining our strong and lasting ties with the people of Venezuela" despite current difficulties in bilateral relations.


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