Maduro tells forces to be 'ready' in case of United States attack

Trudeau reaches out to Cuba on behalf of Lima Group to end Venezuela crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Trump against US interference in Venezuela during a May 3 phone call.

"We have a full range of options that we're preparing for", Pompeo said on ABC's This Week, adding that potential paths forward include "diplomatic options, political options, options with our allies and then ultimately a set of options that would involve use of USA military".

Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel, a regional ally of Venezuela's, said on Twitter he had spoken to Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and "stressed the need for dialogue with President Maduro and respect for Venezuela's sovereignty and worldwide rights without threats or outside intervention".

Pompeo also blasted the Russian government along with Cuba for helping the Maduro government create "misery", contradicting US President Donald Trump's statement this week that Russian President Vladimir Putin is "not looking at all to get involved" in Venezuela.

The top level contacts follow the failure of a US-backed uprising on Tuesday aimed at ousting Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, which Pompeo has blamed on Russian Federation.

Maduro, recognised by China and Russian Federation among numerous other countries, has accused the United States of seeking to overthrow his government and install Guaido in a bid to get hold of Venezuela's natural resources.

Lopez is a close ally of Venezuela's National Assembly President Juan Guaidó, who had proclaimed himself as the interim president of the Latin American country.

The U.S. didn't suffer an intelligence failure this week about the prospects of Venezuelan opposition Juan Guaido successfully leading an uprising to oust Maduro, Pompeo said on ABC.

While the United States insists Maduro's days are numbered, experts say its options are limited and that Washington may have overestimated Guaido's strength. The attempted coup was later frustrated by security forces. "This is not someone who can be part of Venezuela's future".

"We call on both the Americans and those who support them to drop irresponsible plans and act exclusively within the frames of worldwide law", the Russian foreign minister said.

The vice president's comments came after Omar was criticized for saying earlier this week that the U.S.is responsible for the outbreak of violence and poverty in Venezuela.

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