Maduro has been seeking a meeting with Trump for nearly two years and has watched with frustration as the U.S. leader has talked with American adversaries like North Korea's Kim Jong-un and Russia's Vladimir Putin while shunning Venezuelan entreaties. Last year, the White House responded to a similar request by saying such a meeting would take place if the country returned to democracy.
The leaders of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Canada on Wednesday signed a joint statement addressed to the president of the International Criminal Court asking for a probe into possible crimes against humanity in Venezuela.
The sanctions target a number of people close to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, including his wife, vice president, communications minister and defense minister. Maduro was reelected the country's president.
Trump's remarks drew a swift reaction from Venezuela, which since the time of Maduro's firebrand predecessor Hugo Chavez has lashed out at the United States over its history of interference in Latin America and has frequently justified policies by alleging that Washington was plotting to oust the leftist government.
Lavrov told Maduro, "We are ready to offer all-around assistance for all of your plans", according to reports by Russian news agencies.
"I'm willing to meet with anybody anytime I can [to] save lives, help people", Trump said as he was pummeled by reporters' questions about whether the US would ever intervene military to remove Maduro.
Maduro also touched on the subject of the terrorist attack he survived in August with drones and explosives and how the perpetrators had links to USA allies. "It is a historical conflict, it is the imperialist doctrine of domination of the Monroe Doctrine against the doctrine of justice and liberty that Simon Bolivar bequeathed us".
As you know, the assassination attempt on Maduro occurred on August 4 in Caracas during the celebration of the 81st anniversary of the Bolivarian National guard.
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Trump praised his personal relationship with China's Xi Jinping and said he would call him on Thursday. And so obviously they have to start you know we have to make a fair deal.
Also on Tuesday, Treasury identified five companies and people related to Sarria, who it claims is still working as a front-man for Cabello, considered one of the most powerful people in Venezuela. Before he left for the UNGA in NY, he said he hoped the "miracle" meeting would happen.
"I just want to see Venezuela straightened out. I also come to receive the solidarity of governments and peoples". "The strong ones and the less than strong ones - and you know what I mean by strong". But, given the country's divided opposition and a mostly loyal military, even that ramped-up USA pressure is unlikely to be enough to end the rule of President Nicolás Maduro anytime soon.
But his country is collapsing around him. Maduro, however, has denied the extent of the humanitarian crisis, while insisting his country's woes are the product of US interference and vengeful, selfish oligarchs.
Maduro had not attended the UN General Assembly since 2015. As recently as last week he said he feared for his life should he go.
"I would certainly be open to it, I'm willing to meet with anybody", Trump said on Wednesday as he arrived at United Nations headquarters. At a public event on Monday, Maduro said, "I think if President Donald Trump and I speak, we'll understand each other".
Trump added that Maduro "needs to act a lot more humanely".
Background: Venezuela's worsening humanitarian crisis and economic slide are causing the United States to explore new ways to push the country toward a change in government.