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Guaido, the legitimately elected leader of Venezuela's National Assembly, represents his oil-rich nation's potential, while Maduro reflects its miserable present-day destitution, characterized by an inflation rate that may top 10 million percent as well as by chronic (indeed, deadly) shortages of food, medicine, electricity and hope.

The United States and most other Western nations have recognized Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate leader.

Vice-President Mike Pence on Tuesday said the U.S. would "consider sanctions relief for all those who step up".

Leader of Venezuela's Constituent Assembly Diosdado Cabello said earlier that Caracas would remove immunity from the lawmakers who took part in the recent coup attempt in the country.

In Washington, US Vice President Mike Pence kept up the pressure on Mr Maduro's regime by announcing that sanctions against his sacked intelligence chief, Christopher Figuera, were being lifted.

The foreign minister's comments come shortly after Juan Guaido, Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president, told the BBC that he "will evaluate all options if necessary" when asked if he would welcome USA military intervention.

Last week, he launched a failed attempt to spark a military rebellion and force Maduro out of power.

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Moreover, a number of high-ranking United States officials have repeatedly stated that all options remain on the table with regard to the Venezuelan crisis, including military action.

In response to the Trump administration's stance, U.S. Representative Darren Soto, a Democrat, is expressing support for "a wide range of actions, including incentives to encourage the Venezuelan military to rise up against the tyrannical Maduro regime". A vote to re-enter the US -led treaty could bolster USA efforts to oust Maduro.

"If it doesn't, the USA will hold all 25 of its magistrates accountable", he said.

Mr Pence accused Venezuela's Supreme Court of becoming a "political tool" of the Maduro government and called on it to "return to its founding principles". "The truth is, the Cubans need to let the Venezuelan people decide this".

In 2012, Venezuela and other left-governed country had pulled out of the US-led defence pact, the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance.

On Wednesday, the pro-government court opened a criminal investigation into seven opposition legislators following last week's uprising, according to the Associated Press.

"I think President [Donald] Trump's position is very firm, which we appreciate, as does the entire world", he said.

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