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Mexican president rejects proposal to mobilize US troops against drug cartels



Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, President of Mexico/AFP.

Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, President of Mexico/AFP.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced Thursday that he would not allow foreign military intervention in his territory in response to a US lawmaker’s project to use the military to fight drug traffickers. confirmed. “dangerous”.

“We will not allow any foreign government to intervene, let alone the intervention of foreign government forces on our territory,” Lopez Obrador said at his usual morning press conference.

Republican congressmen on Wednesday introduced a bill designating fentanyl-trafficking cartels as a “terrorist” group, and several senators have called on the administration to allow U.S. forces to fight the cartels wherever they are. rice field.

One of the bills introduced by Senators Roger Marshall and Senators Rick Scott comes after the deaths of two Americans who were kidnapped in the border city of Matamoros, on the Gulf Coast, in Jalisco. It specifically targets the cartels in Nueva Generación, Sinaloa, and northeastern Mexico.

Lopez Obrador deemed the Republican congressman’s proposal “irresponsible.” “It is an insult to the Mexican people and a lack of respect for our independence and sovereignty,” he said.

“It’s an arrogant, traitorous, stupid and interventionist attitude,” he added.

The Pentagon itself warned Wednesday that projects using the military could have “consequences” for cooperation with Mexico, which has already expressed concerns about its sovereignty, according to Undersecretary of Defense Melissa G. Dalton. .

The President of Mexico has announced that his government will launch an information campaign targeted at Mexicans and other Hispanics living in the United States to inform them about his administration’s actions against organized crime.

“If (Republicans) stand still and think they are trying to use Mexico for propaganda, elections and political ends, I urge you not to vote for that party on the grounds that it is interventionist and inhumane. It’s going to be ‘, hypocritical and corrupt,’ added Lopez Obrador.

He made it clear that he has not yet discussed the issue with his American counterpart Joe Biden and is awaiting the reaction of other Republican lawmakers to the proposal, which he described as an “aggression.” .

“It’s not the government of President Biden, it’s the Republican Party,” he stressed.

Lopez Obrador said he would not rule out the possibility of “calling for sanctions at that point” before the United Nations.

Source: Diario.Elmundo

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