Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro demands a bilateral meeting with Donald Trump

Venezuela's high court removes fifth opposition mayor

Venezuela's high court removes fifth opposition mayor

"We have many options for Venezuela", he told reporters at his golf club in New Jersey after meeting with United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and national security adviser H.R. McMaster.

Vladimir Padrino, Venezuela's defence minister, said on Friday night that Trump's threat was an "act of craziness" and "supreme extremism".

President Trump's threats to Nicolas Maduro came in a week where the Republican has warned North Korea of decisive action should Kim Jong-un's government threaten Washington or its allies.

"The U.S. administration reaffirms its imperialist and neoliberal policy against the Venezuelan people", Arreaza said during a press conference.

Assembly president and former Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez added, "Insults and aggression" against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro would be rejected by the "anti-imperialist people of Venezuela".

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Maduro said he had also given orders, "if it can happen", for a face-to-face meeting to be organised with Trump when heads of state and government from around the world gather in NY on September 20.

Trump declined to say whether American troops would lead a possible military effort in Venezuela, saying: "We don't talk about it".

The Trump administration, along with many other countries, has been critical of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his creation of a new constituent assembly.

"I'm not going to rule out a military option for Venezuela".

Asked whether he was talking about a USA -led operation, Trump said: "We don't talk about it".

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Argentina said dialogue and diplomacy were the only ways to promote democracy in Venezuela. Despite the election's outcome favoring Maduro's socialist party, CBS News reported that opinion polls showed that "85 percent of Venezuelans disapproved of the constitutional assembly and similar numbers disapproved of Maduro's overall performance".

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has urged Mr Maduro to resign and called him a dictator.

The European Union and a dozen countries in the Americas condemned the assembly as a power grab by Maduro.

Maduro has reached out to Trump on more than one occasion, but his unwillingness to return to a more democratic government in Venezuela is likely to prevent that from happening.

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On the economic front, data is expected to show that US consumer prices likely rose in July after being unchanged the prior month. Shanghai's main index also tumbled 1.6 percent to 3,208.54 while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dropped 1.2 percent to 5,693.10.

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