President Nicolas Maduro

White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday the United States would consider lifting sanctions on senior Venezuelan military officers if they recognize Guaido as interim leader. "If not, the international financial circle will be closed off completely," Bolton wrote on Twitter.

Four major European nations -- Britain, France, Germany and Spain -- have said they will join the United States and several Latin American countries in recognizing Guaido as interim president if Maduro doesn't call presidential elections by midnight on Sunday.

Venezuela has plunged further into a political crisis amid a growing row over President Nicolas Maduro's future as the country's leader.

New Delhi:  President Nicolas Maduro celebrated the start to a second term as Venezuela’s leader Thursday, but his world got smaller...