US: Pence pledged support to Guaido in phone call
Washington's plan came before opposition leader declared himself new president, Wall Street Journal says
By Umar Farooq
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made a telephone call with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan
Pence promised the U.S. would support
The telephone call came after a plan by Washington “developed in secret over the preceding several weeks, accompanied by talks between U.S. officials, allies, lawmakers and key Venezuelan opposition figures, including Mr. Guaido himself," the Journal said.
It noted Venezuela had been one of Trump's key foreign policy concerns since he took office.
Following mass demonstrations across the country,
The announcement was followed by a statement from U.S. President Donald Trump recognizing
Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama and Paraguay have followed suit while Bolivia and Mexico continue to recognize Maduro.
On Jan. 15, Pence made a similar telephone call to