"I don't want to say who, but we are talking at a very high level", the United States president said.
He stated that collaborators close to the USA president "sell him a lie" about Venezuela and they conspire and impose sanctions on that basis.
For his part, Maduro also said who participated in these dialogues.
As he took questions from reporters Tuesday, Trump confirmed his administration is talking to "various representatives of Venezuela" but refused to say whether the White House is specifically talking to Cabello.
Meanwhile, representatives of Venezuela's opposition who are participating in talks with the government are now in the U.S.to meet with officials there, National Assembly President Juan Guaido said earlier.
But Venezuelan state institutions, military and many countries including Russia, China, Iran and Turkey have put their weight behind Maduro.Читайте также: Bird vs. Bunny: What do you see?
Maduro did not name any officials in his government participating in USA meetings.
The reports suggested that the USA was seeking contacts with senior Maduro officials trying to assure them of safety if they facilitated a US-imposed regime change in the country, that would allow them to flee overseas.
"Of course there are talks and will continue to have them", the Venezuelan president said as he called to continue collecting signatures in rejection of the U.S. -imposed blockade, which will be sent with a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump next September. They could even happen as Maduro remains in office, contrary to opposition leader Guaido's long-held position, the officials said.
The report follows Washington's move earlier this month to freeze all assets of the Venezuelan government in a significant escalation of tensions.
Trump repeated Tuesday that his government is helping Venezuela "as much as we can" so that the country resolves its political and financial crises, which he attributed to socialism.
"Fifteen years ago it was from one of the richest countries".
"There have been secret meetings in secret places with secret people that no one should know about", Maduro said in the live broadcast.
The UN estimates that at least four million Venezuelans have left their country due to hyperinflation and severe food and medicine shortages.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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