The Israeli government announced its recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaido as president of Venezuela on Sunday, Arab48 has reported.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a video posted on his official website:
An anonymous opposition official from Venezuela responded:
Israeli media reported on Saturday that the US had asked Israel to officially recognize Guaido as the legitimate leader of Venezuela. According to reports, a letter from the Trump administration was sent on Thursday by the US Department of State to diplomats at the Israeli Embassy in Washington.
Venezuela has been under growing tension since Wednesday after Guaido, who heads the parliament with an opposition majority, claimed his right to be interim president until a new election is held. He has US support but Russia and China, among other states, insist that Maduro is the legitimate president.
Source: Palestine Chronicle