The broadcaster dubbed the interview from Spanish into Turkish. "They intend to put a puppet government in Venezuela, destroy the state and take colonial control of the country".
"China always opposes interference in other countries' internal affairs and opposes foreign interference in Venezuela's affairs", he said.
Meanwhile, Venezuela defused a diplomatic conflict with the United States, suspending a demand that US diplomats leave the country within 72 hours.
"We are waiting for you and the commitment you have to our constitution".
"All that is happening is linked to America".
Although he professed himself "open to dialogue", he acknowledged it was unlikely.
"With Venezuela, they've found a way to Donald Trump's heart".
Pompeo offered no response at the meeting and sidestepped a reporter's question about it during a brief interaction with the press, saying he would not speculate on what the USA would do next.
"I don't know of anyone calling for military intervention", Rubio said. "In Venezuela? We are not going to give them that satisfaction".
Up to now however Maduro has retained the loyalty of the powerful military.
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He also spoke by phone with Guaido, the leader of Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress. Abrams reaffirmed USA support for Guaido as interim president, said Kimberly Breier, the current assistant secretary of state for the region.
Maduro said the display showed the world he has the backing of the military, and that Venezuela's armed forces are ready to defend the country.
But he saved his sharpest attack for Cuba, saying no country has done more to sustain "the nightmarish condition of the Venezuelan people". "Don't forget comrade commander, captain, everyone in a command position - we can not nor should we attack the people".
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a news conference at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela January 25, 2019.
More than 350 people have also been detained this week in the protests, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Friday.
He is, however, negotiating directly with the United Nations, asking European nations who have joined the United States in recognizing his claim to leadership, to prepare aid packages for starving and destitue Venezuelan people - something Maduro has refused to do, claiming, instead, that there is no humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. That's highly doubtful. And Maduro has been emboldened by the financial, diplomatic and military support he's received from China, Russia, and Turkey, among others.
Russian Federation denounced the United States for interference.
Radhika Desai is with a group called the Venezuela Peace Committee.
"The world is not united on this matter", she said. "Putin" that a report by Reuters, citing three unidentified sources, about sending employees of a private military company to Caracas was "of, course, not true". Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in turn, blasted the move as a coup staged by Washington and said he was severing diplomatic ties with the US.
The State Department did not confirm the Venezuelan government's account, reiterating only that its priority remains the safety of its personnel and that it has no plans to close the embassy. "Our priority remains the safety and protection of our personnel and U.S. citizens overseas".
Venezuela held presidential elections on May 20, 2018.