Venezuela's move comes after EU foreign ministers agreed to sanction 19 Venezuelan officials a day earlier.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza says "nothing or nobody will be able to prevent" the swearing in of President Nicolas Maduro on January 10, after the 14-member group, without Mexico, said it won't recognise Maduro's new government.
The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his counterpart Jorge Arreaza met in Caracas where the deal was signed as part of Turkey's new economic plan, to try to stabalise Turkey's lira.
Venezuela's Supreme Court called on Wednesday for arrest of Julio Borges and Juan Requesens, the two prominent opposition lawmakers, in alleged connection with recent assassination attempt against President Nicolas Maduro.
Venezuela's foreign minister says Washington wants to replace Maduro with a right-wing dictator like those who ruled regional countries with an iron fist in years past, someone like Augusto Pinochet of Chile.
Foreign ministers of 12 countries of the Americas urge UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to address the "crisis and continuing human rights violations" in Venezuela.
Two weeks after Trump threatened military action against Venezuela, the Venezuelan military starts two days of military exercises across the country. The drills come a day after the US imposed new financial sanctions on Venezuela.
The White House amped up pressure on Venezuela's cash-strapped government, restricting access to vital US capital markets and escalating a standoff between Washington and Caracas.
Venezuela reacts after the US assets of six members of the newly elected constituent assembly were frozen and says Washington is "making a fool of itself in front of the world."
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