The US has warned Venezuela that any threats against American Diplomats or opposition Leader Juan Guaidó will be met with “a significant response”.

National Security Adviser John Bolton said any such “intimidation” would be “a grave assault on the Rule of Law”.

His warning comes days after the US and more than 20 other countries recognized Mr Guaidó as Interim President.

Meanwhile, Mr Guaidó has called for Anti-Government protests on Wednesday and Saturday.

Mr Guaidó, the elected Leader of the Opposition-held National Assembly, declared himself the Interim President on 23 January.