“We are concerned that the government of (Venezuelan President Nicolás) Maduro is violating its own constitution and is not allowing the opposition to … organize in a way that expresses the views of the Venezuelan people,” US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told a news conference last week, Efe cited.

Earlier, during a session of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS), US representative Kevin Sullivan rebutted Maduro’s accusation of the US government being behind a coup attempt in Venezuela.