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His remarks also came hours after the Treasury imposed additional sanctions on Maduro's wife Cilia Flores and other high-ranking Venezuelan officials, seizing all their usa -based assets and banning all Americans from dealing with them in any financial capacity.

It also seized a private Gulfstream jet worth $20m (£15.2m) belonging to Rafael Sarria, who according to the treasury department is a "front man" for Diosdado Cabello, the president of the National Constituent Assembly and an influential figure in the government.

In a rambling, 50-minute General Assembly speech directed mostly at USA policy, Maduro spoke for well over the allotted time and said that the United States "wants to continue giving orders to the world as though the world were its own property".

Venezuela considers rounds of "illegal" sanctions against it to be acts of "economic war", and blames the United States for the collapse of its economy.

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro showed up unexpectedly at the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday to "defend his country" as six nations accused him of crimes against humanity and President Donald Trump hinted at taking military action.

But until now it had spared key leaders like Delcy Rodriguez, as well as the USA -trained Padrino, believing they occupy seats of power and could play a key role in an eventual transition.

"This strategy ignores the fact that there have been coup attempts within the past year, and they've all failed", Ramsey said.

The sanctions were the result of accusations of corruption by Maduro's government. I want the people to be safe.

Maduro later appeared on state television, thanking Trump for sanctions that he called a badge of honor for those around him in a battle against what he calls an imperialist power.

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Beyond rallying Maduro's opponents, it's unclear what impact the sanctions will have.

An attack on the U.S. Embassy in Caracas harming American citizens would warrant a military response, he said, or a scenario where Venezuelan government forces slaughtered 1,000 or more of its own people.

Trump added to the pressure Wednesday from the United Nations meetings in NY, where he appeared to allude to a USA military intervention of the sort he had previously reportedly broached with advisors.

Those hit with sanctions will have any assets or property in the United States seized - including a Gulfstream 200 private jet located in Florida and owned by Rafael Sarria Diaz, named as a front man - and U.S. institutions are prohibited from doing business with them. "Every option is on the table with respect to Venezuela".

As a number of journalists have reported atVox and Yahoo Finance, the cause of Venezuela's deterioriating economy was not the actions of Maduro's predecessor, Hugo Chavez, who took advantage of high oil prices to pay for strong public food subsidies and healthcare programs-but of plummeting oil production and Maduro's consolidation of power.

Many Venezuelans have grown tired of the tyranny under which they are living.

In the 40-minute speech in front of a sparse United Nations audience, Maduro said his country was being attacked economically and politically and also by the media.

As the leaders try to end conflicts in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere at this U.N. General Assembly running through October 1, America's go-it-alone attitude and growing divisions among key world powers risk eroding the U.N.'s ability to bring positive change.