Venezuelan leader seeks talks with Trump

Russian oil major to stick with Venezuela despite crisis

Russian oil major to stick with Venezuela despite crisis

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said Thursday that he wants a meeting with President Donald Trump - the same man he has ridiculed as an imperial magnate and blasted for US sanctions against officials in his socialist administration.

Maduro also invited the United States to agree to "mutually respectful" dialogue, adding that he will be in NY in September for the United Nations General Assembly.

Sanctions could expand the interests of Cuba, China and Russian Federation in Venezuela's oil business.

"Mr. Donald Trump, here is my hand", the socialist president said, adding that he wants as strong a relationship with the U.S.as he has with Russian Federation.

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Baik went on to say that North Korea's remarks about Guam "are not helpful for the advancement of inter-Korean relations". At the border, North and South Korea are separated by a demilitarized zone, better known as the DMZ.

"We absolutely reject this act of aggression by the North American empire, by the government of Washington, and we do not recognize any sanction against the people of Venezuela", said Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza in a televised broadcast".

The sanctions, unveiled on Wednesday, will freeze USA assets of the officials targeted, ban them from travel to the United States and prohibit Americans from doing business with them.

The establishment of the National Constituent Assembly was met with disapproval by the global community. If the United States sanctions PDVSA, as many experts speculated it would, then the lack of a Russian "lifeline" could very well sink the Venezuelan economy and force Maduro's regime out of power.

Diodsado Cabello, the second-in-command of the socialist party and a delegate to the constitutional assembly, said gubernatorial candidates must win its approval.

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As Venezuela teeters on the precipice-disgruntled soldiers attacked a base in Valencia last weekend, in what some at the time thought might be the first sign of a slowly developing coup-it's not clear what the United States might do next.

The decree was issued a day after the National Assembly said it will ignore the decisions of the constituent assembly, and two days after a small group of soldiers and civilians from Carabobo state declared themselves in rebellion against Maduro's government, seeking "to restore constitutional order" in the country.

Both Smolansky and Muchacho were barred from holding public office. Almost 130 people have been killed in clashes between protesters and security forces. "What a tremendous democracy", Maduro told cheering supporters.

Maduro and his government are deeply unpopular, as the country's 30 million citizens suffer under a long economic crisis that has resulted in shortages of food and medicine and hyperinflation - a harsh reality for an oil-rich country that used to be one of Latin America's wealthiest. Laws passed by the new body will not need approval from Venezuela's traditional congress, which met on Wednesday to discuss the region's response to the new body.

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