SANAA, The United Nations Security Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday at the request of the United States and in the presence of its Vice President Mike Pence to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

Diplomats said Saturday that the Security Council would meet in public on Wednesday at the request of Washington, which is concerned about the deteriorating political and economic situation in Venezuela and the implications for families and children in the country.

"Next Wednesday I will address the UN Security Council on the situation in Venezuela," he said in a speech in Houston, Texas.

"The United States will urge the world to renounce the failed Maduro regime, stand by the Venezuelan people and help us end the humanitarian crisis," the US vice president said.

"The United States today calls on every country to recognize Juan Guido as President of Venezuela and to stand by freedom," Pence stressed.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro attributes the country's humanitarian crisis to US economic sanctions, but opposition leader Juan Guido says corruption is the cause.

In January, the United States and more than 50 countries recognized Guido as a transitional president of Venezuela.

In February, Washington asked the Security Council to pass a resolution calling for new presidential elections in Venezuela and unhindered access to humanitarian aid, but Russia and China have vetoed it.

Source: Yemen News Agency

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