Venezuela's Maduro cuts ties with US amid protests

President’s move comes after U.S. recognized opposition-controlled National Assembly's head as 'acting president'

Venezuela's Maduro cuts ties with US amid protests

President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela announced his country cut all relations with the U.S. after Washington recognized opposition-controlled National Assembly's President Juan Guaido as interim president.

Maduro made the announcement while speaking to his supporters who gathered in the Presidential Palace in the capital of Caracas to show support against demonstrations.

Arguing the U.S. organized a coup against the legitimate government of the country, Maduro gave 72 hours for U.S. diplomats to leave the country.

U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Guaido as the interim president of the country, marking the most significant escalation in the ongoing feud between Washington and Maduro.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Ocak 2019, 02:44