The accusation was the latest in a barrage of attacks by Maduro`s socialist government on the US, which Venezuelan leaders contend is behind three months of anti-government protests that have resulted in 42 deaths.
Venezuelan troops on Thursday rounded up hundreds of youth activists and dismantled camps set up to protest against President Nicolas Maduro, and a policeman was shot dead in the demonstrations and clashes that ensued around Caracas.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Panamanian president-elect Juan Carlos Varela have pledged to waste no time in normalising relations and relaunching diplomatic, economic and trade ties cut off two months ago, Venezuela`s foreign ministry said Monday.
Protests broke out in Caracas Friday after Venezuela`s attorney general charged jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez with responsibility for anti-government demonstrations that have shaken the country for two months.
Venezuela`s president said on Friday that street protests for the past month have caused at least $10 billion in damage, accusing hardline foes of carrying out terrorist acts to sabotage public assets.