The Russian government has denied that it has sent mercenaries to protect the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, after an opposition leader with backing from the United States declared himself the country's president.
"Israel joins the United States, Canada, most of the countries of Latin America and countries in Europe in recognizing the new leadership in Venezuela", said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a statement.
The Security Council meeting came a day after Guaido vowed to remain on the streets until his country has a transitional government, while Maduro dug in and accused his opponents of orchestrating a coup.
"We hope that the worldwide community can jointly create favorable conditions for that", he said.
Pompeo and President Donald Trump have been intransigent in the face of Maduro's fury.
Pompeo denounced Russian Federation and China, which have stood by Maduro, saying that they were "propping up a failed regime in the hopes of recovering billions of dollars in ill-considered investments and assistance made over the years".
Around 1.6 million Venezuelans have fled their country since 2015, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, mainly to neighboring Latin American countries.
Even among those who recognize Guaido, there are limits to this new, more assertive foreign policy.
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He thanked Mr McCallum, a former minister in Mr Trudeau's Cabinet, for his 20 years of public service. But on Friday he was quoted as saying it would be "great for Canada" if the USA dropped the request.
"Now it is time for every other nation to pick a side". As I said earlier, we stand with the Venezuelan people to restore democracy and return that country to its rightful condition.
Pompeo urged countries to help isolate the Maduro regime economically, saying they should "assure that they disconnect their financial system from the Maduro regime".
If the Venezuelans decide to cut off the electricity supply, who will President Jair Bolsonaro's administration negotiate with, the self-proclaimed President Guaido or the de facto leader Nicolas Maduro? But the Trump administration had refused to obey his directive, arguing that Maduro is no longer Venezuela's legitimate president.
MADRID-Major European countries threw their weight behind Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido on January 26, saying they would recognize him as interim president if Nicolas Maduro failed to call elections within eight days.
At a Caracas rally the Guaido said he would announce a date for "a grand march", and called on supporters to circulate copies of amnesty measures approved by the National Assembly to friends and relatives in the military.
Maduro has a Saturday afternoon deadline for U.S. diplomats to leave his country, but the U.S. State Department has left behind essential diplomats and said Maduro's orders as a "former president" have no authority.
The embattled leader said on Wednesday that Caracas would break off diplomatic relations with the United States and gave it a 72-hour deadline to pull out its diplomats from the country.
Take the example of the Brazilian border state of Roraima, which relies on a Venezuelan hydroelectric plant for much of its power. "We continue adding countries to this great effort", he said.