TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s assistant is planned to visit Venezuela to hold talks on a range of issues, including the political crisis that has engulfed the Latin American nation.

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Heading a diplomatic delegation, Mohsen Baharvand will depart Iran for Venezuela on Sunday night to continue consultations between Tehran and Caracas about the current critical situation in the Bolivarian country.

During the trip, the Iranian diplomat will also discuss ways to boost Iran-Venezuela relations in various political and economic fields. 

Venezuela has plunged into political crisis after Juan Guaido, the leader of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, declared himself interim president in January.

Shortly after Guaido took an oath swearing himself in before his supporters, US President Donald Trump recognized him as the country’s leader. In response, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro broke off diplomatic ties with the US and gave American diplomats 72 hours to get out of his country.

Apart from being embroiled in a political crisis, Venezuela has been witnessing blackouts with millions of people going without power in the past weeks.