Venezuela’s political showdown moves to the United Nations where a Security Council meeting called by the United States will pit backers of President Nicolas Maduro against the Trump administration and supporters of the country’s self-declared interim leader Juan Guaido.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to address Saturday’s meeting along with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza and the other council members, which include supporters of both dueling presidents.

The session focusing on Venezuela’s crisis comes a day after Guaido vowed to remain on the streets until his country has a transitional government, while Maduro dug in and accused his opponents of orchestrating a coup.

In clashing press conferences, Guaido urged his followers to stage another mass protest next week, while Maduro pushed his call for dialogue.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro holds up his fists during a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro holds up his fists during a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
People walk next to a mural that reads in Spanish
People walk next to a mural that reads in Spanish “Revolutionary of Venezuela” in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Kevin Cedeno, left, cuts the hair of Silvio Villaroel, at a makeshift barber shop on a sidewalk in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Kevin Cedeno, left, cuts the hair of Silvio Villaroel, at a makeshift barber shop on a sidewalk in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Juan Manuel Marquez, 32, left, cuts the hair of Jean Pierre, 4, at a makeshift barber shop on a sidewalk in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Juan Manuel Marquez, 32, left, cuts the hair of Jean Pierre, 4, at a makeshift barber shop on a sidewalk in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido and the press gather around him as he leaves a public plaza where he spoke in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido and the press gather around him as he leaves a public plaza where he spoke in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido listen to him speak at a public plaza in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido listen to him speak at a public plaza in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Government supporters hold a life-size image of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez during a rally in La Guaira, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Government supporters hold a life-size image of Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez during a rally in La Guaira, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has named Elliott Abrams, a hawkish former Republican official, to handle U. (Jan. 25)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has named Elliott Abrams, a hawkish former Republican official, to handle U. (Jan. 25)

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