Venezuela has backed down from their demand that US diplomats leave the country, saying they're open to talks – as the trump administration is warned of a "significant response".
The country's foreign President Nicolas Maduro was arriping the diplomatic mission to deal with a 30-day window to negotiate with American officials.
The embattled second-term leader cuts the US Wednesday after Juan Guiado as Venezuela's interim president, a move Maduro blasted as an attempted coup. He gave US diplomats three days to leave the county.
Venezuela's last-minute Saturday night decision to pull out of the US. Still, US National Security adviser John Bolton cautioned that any threat to a US diplomat or Gaido would yield a forceful reaction.
"Any violence and intimidation against U.S.. diplomatic personnel, Venezuela's Democratic Leader, Juan Guiado, or the National Assembly itself would represent a grave assault on the Rule of Law and would like to have a significant response, " Bolton Tweeted Sunday .
Acting chief Mick Mulvaney on Sunday refused to rule out Venezuela, where violent anti-government protests have broken out.
"I do not think any president of any party who is doing his or her
Meanwhile, Maduro struck down from European countries to hold early elections within eight days. France, Germany and Spain threatened to follow the US in recognizing Guaido as the true leader. Russia has called the ultimatum "absurd" and Turkey said it supports Maduro.
In an interview with CNN that aired Sunday, Maduro said he was doing something improbable – but not impossible – that he meet trump.
Venezuela has sunk into a crushing economic crisis under Maduro's policies, with widespread food and medical shortages.
With Post Wires