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Lavrov, Zarif Discuss Venezuelan Crisis via Telephone
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed the Venezuelan crisis Monday in a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart.
"The two sides stressed their mutual readiness to promote mutual understanding between the responsible political forces of Venezuela in the interests of ensuring internal peace and resolving urgent social and economic problems as soon as possible," the Russian Foreign Ministry said of the talks between Lavrov and Mohammad Javad Zarif.
The leader of Venezuela’s opposition-led National Assembly, Juan Guaido, declared himself acting president last week.
US President Donald Trump recognized Guaido as president of the country shortly afterward.
Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama and Paraguay have followed suit while Bolivia and Mexico continue to recognize Maduro.
Russia and China both opposed the US call to support Guaido, and condemned any international interference in Venezuela. Turkey and Iran have also supported Maduro.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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