China said, "History has taught us that external interference or sanctions, instead of helping solve problems, can only complicate matters."
"In the face of any aggression, of any nature and intensity, we will defend Venezuela, as it belongs to us," said Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino, who is standing by embattled President Nicolás Maduro.
White House national security adviser John Bolton's legal pad notes appeared to say: "Afghanistan —> welcome the talks. 5,000 troops to Colombia."
White House national security adviser warned of a "significant response" to any harm that came to U.S. citizens at the hands of Venezuela.
Russia and Iran's top diplomats "shared readiness to help facilitate mutual understanding between responsible political forces of Venezuela."
The country's self-declared interim president asked supporters to take to the streets on Wednesday.
The senator said Trump was discussing military options just weeks ago.
Venezuela has reportedly accepted the offer, citing Russia's "great similar experience" in settling world conflicts.
Trump has recognized a Venezuelan opposition leader as head of state, cutting ties with President Maduro in a move Democratic critics described as a coup.
This is the best shot Venezuela had at democracy for a generation—and the U.S. can't afford to sit this one out.
The United States has called on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro to step down, but Russia is backing him.
"Is it possible Rep. Ocasio-Cortez could be wrong about the demise of the planet in 12 years?" Graham tweeted.
China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, Syria and Turkey were among those to immediately condemn any plans for U.S. intervention in Venezuela.
I had a chance to witness the human stories behind this crisis first-hand. The U.S., governments across South America and international donors must step up to help.
The U.S. and EU are among those backing Juan Guaidó as interim president while urging Nicolás Maduro to step aside as Venezuela's leader.
"We continue to hold the illegitimate Maduro regime directly responsible for any threats it may pose to the safety of the Venezuelan people," Trump warned.
The Trump administration has officially recognized the Venezuelan National Assembly as the legitimate democratic government of the South American country.
"Depending on what happens in the world, who knows if we would not need to discuss that question in the future," Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said.
The announcement came less than a week after the nation's president accused the U.S. of planning an invasion, although he didn't offer any evidence.
El Nacional printed its last edition on Friday, representing another blow to Venezuela's freedom of expression. Hannity's website seemed to bask in schadenfreude.
Venezuela is likely to reach a 4 million percent inflation rate before the end of the year. Meanwhile, Venezuelans struggle to survive.
Nuclear-capable Russian bombers flew over the Caribbean as a Venezuelan politician warned his country's opposition that "the devil" has arrived.