Venezuela FM Visits Anti-US Allies

Venezuela FM Visits Anti-US Allies

BEIRUT (AP) -- Venezuela's foreign minister, meeting with anti-U.S. allies in the Middle East, says opposition leader Juan Guaidó is in breach of the constitution and that the judiciary has to "take care" of it.

Jorge Arreaza met Wednesday with Lebanon's president and foreign minister in Beirut. He is expected to meet with an official from the Hezbollah militant group before traveling onward to Syria.

Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly, loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, has stripped Guaidó of his immunity, putting him at risk of arrest for supposedly violating the constitution when he declared himself interim president in January.

The United States and roughly 50 other nations recognize Guaidó as Venezuela's legitimate leader.

Maduro's government has warm relations with Syria and its allies in Lebanon, all of which are opposed to U.S. policies.

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