In this handout photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro fist bumps with a cadet at the G/J José Laurencio Silva military training center in the state of Cojedes, Venezuela, May 4, 2019.
Despite his coup attempt last week failing, Guaido has claimed that it is "clearly visible that the armed forces no longer support Maduro".
Speaking to ABC, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently stated that Donald Trump "has his full range of Article 2 authorities", when asked if the USA president believes he could intervene militarily in Venezuela without congressional approval.
But his speech also pointed at sticks to come, condemning Venezuela's pro-Maduro Supreme Court for becoming "a political tool for a regime that usurps democracy, indicts political prisoners, and promotes authoritarianism".
"We are waiting for many more to join in expressing their discontent and to participate in 'Operation Freedom, '" he said.
Guaido called on the people of Venezuela, and the army to take to the streets in order to complete the process of overthrowing Venezuela's legitimate president.
United States officials have repeatedly said they are considering military "options" in the Venezuelan crisis in addition to diplomatic and economic pressure that has been intensifying for months against Maduro. He was among about 150 officials and businesses sanctioned as part of a USA effort to weaken support for Maduro.More news: Adam Sandler's SNL Best Cast of Characters & Skits
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Pence offered other carrots in his Venezuela address, announcing that the USNS Comfort military hospital ship will deploy to the Caribbean, Central America and South America in June.
"The National Assembly, democratically elected and presided over by Juan Guaidó, must continue being the center of the country's political life", the declaration said.
Of the 30 million people left behind, the United Nations says nearly a quarter are in desperate need of humanitarian aid. The Treasury Department sanctioned the court's president, Maikel Moreno, in 2017 and the seven principal members of its constitutional chamber - and is now preparing to sanction the 25 remaining members of the court, the official said.
Maduro says he is the target of a US -engineered coup plot and has denounced the Guaido-led assembly, instead recognizing a rival assembly packed with government loyalists that was set up in 2017. It is now preparing sanctions for the 25 remaining members of the court, a senior USA administration official said on Monday.
An earlier statement by the court had named a seventh opposition figure.
The court would be responsible for signing off on any warrant for an arrest of Guaido - a move the US official emphasized would have severe consequences.
Venezuela's Supreme Court, which is closely allied with President Nicolas Maduro, said on Tuesday that it was launching a preliminary investigation into seven top opposition politicians.