Annews24.com,Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó says he has held secret meetings with the military,
Mr Guaidó declared himself interim president earlier this month and was immediately recognised by the US and several Latin American countries. Major powers Russia and China back Mr Maduro and military support is seen as crucial to his hold on power. Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó says he has held secret meetings with the military to win support for ousting President Nicolás Maduro.
US President Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday that he had spoken to Mr Guaidó and supported his “historic assumption of the presidency”, writing in a second tweet that “The fight for freedom has begun!” Maduro has accused Donald Trump and a “group of extremists around him” of plotting to topple him in order to seize Venezuela’s oil, and warned he risked transforming the South American country into a new Vietnam.