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Caracas (AFP) – Venezuela’s government announced it would hold a massive march Tuesday against US meddling after reports that US officials met secretly with Venezuelan military officers to discuss plans to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

The United States “acknowledges having met at least three times with military coup leaders to carry out a coup,” said Diosdado Cabello, speaker of the ruling Constituent Assembly that runs the country.

US officials decided against taking action after the meetings, according to The New York Times. The newspaper did not, however, link these discussion to the exploding drones case.

On Twitter, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said it was “absolutely unacceptable and unjustifiable that US government officials participate in meetings to encourage and promote violent actions of extremists.”

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