UPDATE: UN Security Council meeting

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The divided Security Council continues to meet on the unfolding situation in Venezuela with calls from the United States for the international community to recognise the new democratic government led by self- proclaimed president Juan Guaido. This as momentum grew for political dialogue in the country, with countries from the European Union declaring that they too would recognise the new president if incumbent President Nicolas Maduro did not call fresh elections within 8 days. South Africa also expressed concern at what it called attempts to circumvent the country’s constitutional legal mechanism while Russia accused the US of attempting regime change. Sherwin Bryce-Pease attended that UN security council meeting

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