Maduro might be able to rely on financial support from allies like China, Russia and Iran, countries "more united by suspicion of U.S. interests than any sympathy for the Venezuelan leader himself", said Paul Hare of Boston University.
The harsh USA sanctions against Venezuela largely contributed to the severe social and economic crisis in the country as it was hit by hyperinflation, the devaluation of the national currency and a shortage of basic necessities due to the government mismanagement and the fall of oil prices.
The embattled second-term leader cut ties with the US Wednesday after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guiado as Venezuela's interim president, a move Maduro blasted as an attempted coup.
In the interview with CNN Turk, Maduro accused the United States of mounting a coup attempt against him - a regular refrain - and insisted Guaido was "violating the constitution".
He has repeatedly lashed out at the USA, saying Washington is waging an economic war against him and his government amid a sweeping sanctions campaign.
Russia, Bolivia, Iran, Cuba, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Turkey voiced support for Maduro, while China and Belarus called for resolving all differences peacefully and warned against foreign interference.
Britain, Germany, France and Spain all said on Saturday they would recognize Guaido if Maduro failed to call fresh elections within eight days, an ultimatum Russian Federation said was "absurd" and the Venezuelan foreign minister called "childlike".
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that recent events in Venezuela were a gross violation of the country's sovereignty. Venitez, like Sarfatti, has family members all over the world who have left the deteriorating political climate in Venezuela.
The leaders of two of those council nations - France and Britain - joined Spain and Germany to turn up the pressure on Maduro, saying Saturday that they would follow the USA and others in recognizing Guaido as president unless Venezuela calls a new presidential election within eight days. He gave United States diplomats three days to leave the county - but the Trump administration said it wouldn't obey.
The photo taken on January 26, 2019 shows the United Nations Security Council emergency meeting on the situation in Venezuela, at the UN headquarters in NY.
"Fortunately, we don't depend on Europe". "Where do you get that you have the power to establish a deadline or an ultimatum to a sovereign people".
After the Security Council debate, Guaido sent a letter to Secretary General Antonio Guterres asking the United Nations for help addressing hunger, violence and the lack of medicines in his country.
Guaido's declaration of himself as the interim president takes Venezuela into uncharted territory, with the possibility of the opposition now running a parallel government recognized overseas as legitimate but without control over state functions.
The United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the letter. "We continue adding countries to this great effort", he said.
Silva told Reuters in Washington that one consular official in Houston and one in another USA city also recognized Guaido, but that he was the only diplomat in Washington he knew of who had taken the step.
The U.S. and many other nations argue that Maduro's re-election last May was invalid because his strongest opponents were barred from running.