President Donald Trump says he will not rule out a "military option" to respond to the Maduro regime in Venezuela.
The Trump administration has issues sanctions against Maduro and others, accusing them of abusing human rights and undermining democratic processes.
Trump's comment about possible military action comes after a week of the president escalating rhetoric against the isolated regime in North Korea, which is pushing forward with nuclear and missile programs in the face of international opposition.
On Friday morning, Trump said "military solutions are now in place" should "North Korea act unwisely."
The international community has recently condemned Maduro's moves to consolidate power.
He has been accused of setting up a powerful constitutional assembly to push aside opposition.