President Maduro announces rupture of diplomatic and political relations with the US

The president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced on Wednesday the breakdown of diplomatic relations with the United States Government, whom he accused of leading a coup d’etat in Venezuela.
“As Constitutional President, as head of State, in fulfillment of my duties that I swore before the people to respect and enforce the independence, sovereignty and peace of the Republic; I have decided to break diplomatic and political relations with the imperialist government of the United States”, he said from Miraflores Palace in Caracas.
He indicated that the staff of the US embassy has 72 hours to leave the country, and denounced that the United States is conducting a coup d’etat operation in order to impose a government subordinate to their interests:
“This attempt of a coup d’etat that is intended to chain in the country is the greatest folly that has committed the imperialism and its lackey allies of the Venezuelan right wing and the opposition, I have to say”, he said.
These actions respond to the acts of usurpation of functions by the National Assembly (AN) -in contempt since 2016-, who sought to attribute themselves functions of the Executive Power.
To this add the actions of the President of the Parliament, Juán Guaidó, who was self-sworn in as president in charge of Venezuela with the backing of the United States and other countries in the region that make up the so-called Lima Group.
Before the attacks to the sovereignty, the national president assured that the country does not want to return to the era of interventions promoted by the United States in the 21st century.