Venezuelan army helicopter crashes near Caracas, killing seven

U.S. Navy Adm. James Stavridis speaks at the re-establishment ceremony for the 4th Fleet at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville Florida

Guaido is considered Venezuela's legitimate leader by the us and 50 other countries.

The top US diplomat told ABC News "This Week", "Maduro can't feel good about the security of his position".

Venezuela has been wracked by hyper-inflation, food shortages and intense crime since Nicolas Maduro came to power in 2013.

After a Friday phone call with Vladimir Putin, Trump said the Russian president "is not looking at all to get involved in Venezuela other than he'd like to see something positive for Venezuela".

The standoff has drawn in major world powers, with the United States throwing its support behind Guaido and Russian Federation and China backing Maduro.

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is attending an emergency meeting of the Lima Group in Peru today, as Venezuela is sinking back into political stalemate following a failed military coup attempt by the Western-backed opposition.

After a meeting Sunday with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza in Moscow, Lavrov condemned the USA for allegedly violating worldwide law in what he said was a campaign to to overthrow Maduro, Reuters reported.

The group has been working to support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, the democratically elected leader of the opposition in Venezuela's National Assembly, who declared himself interim president of the country earlier this year. "This is someone who can not be part of Venezuela's future".

Trump on Friday said Russian President Vladimir Putin assured him he isn't seeking to "get involved" in the crisis, although Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton both said earlier in the week that the Kremlin talked Maduro out of leaving Venezuela after USA -backed Guaido attempted to end his regime by calling for a military uprising.

Seven Venezuelan military officers were killed on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) when their helicopter crashed while heading to a state where President Nicolás Maduro appeared alongside troops, days after the opposition called in vain for a military uprising.

"The president has made clear, we want everyone out, and that includes the Russians", Pompeo said.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the US should "abandon its irresponsible plans" to overthrow Maduro.

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