The Trump administration continues to examine military options and is already working on a series of new sanctions packages targeting Havana and Moscow for their "destabilizing activities" in Venezuela, the Free Beacon reported citing US Special Representative Elliott Abrams.
Senior US officials are in regular contact with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the political and humanitarian crisis in the South American country keeps getting worse, the report said.
On 30 April, the US Department of the Treasury said in a press release that Venezuela's institutions must support Guaido in order to receive sanctions relief.
However, Maduro said that the commanders of all regions and zones of integral defence had reiterated their full loyalty to the country’s legitimate authorities.
Amid the events, which Caracas has described as a failed coup attempt, US National Security Adviser John Bolton reiterated that "all options are on the table" with regard to Venezuela, adding that Washington hopes to see a peaceful transfer of power.
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Russia, China, and a number of other countries have said they recognize constitutionally elected Maduro as the only legitimate president of Venezuela.