Washington.-the President of the United States, Donald Trump, sent armed soldiers to the border with Mexico renewing threats, after Mexican soldiers confronted us military. Mexico attributed the incident to a confusion, and claimed that does not seek a confrontation with the neighbor to the North «soldiers of Mexico recently showed their weapons to our soldiers of the National Guard,» tweet Trump, and added, without offering evidence, that it was» Perhaps as a tactic of distraction for the drug traffickers at the border».» Better that does not happen again. We will now send armed soldiers to the border. Mexico does not make enough to apprehend and return», tweet. Last year, Trump sent troops to the border to assist border agents in response to several caravans of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico hoping to reach the United States. Many of the soldiers are armed.
Mexico completo Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border. Better not happen again! We are now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the Border. Mexico is not doing nearly enough in apprehending & returning! -Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
April 24, 2019
This month, two U.S. soldiers in a remote area of Texas were confronted by Mexican soldiers who thought that the Americans had crossed to Mexico. According to reports, Mexican soldiers disarmed one of the Americans. The United States northern command, which is in charge of the military support to border agents, said that the Americans were in a vehicle of the Office of customs and border protection in a remote area of the United States South of the border wall, but to the North of the real border.» After a brief discussion between soldiers from the two Nations, the members of the Mexican armed forces left the area», said a statement from the command Norte.El Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador who learned of the tweet when a journalist you asked on the matter during his morning news Conference pledged to review the case and act responsibly. Obrador said that «it goes always from us having a responsible attitude of respect».
«We will analyze this incident» and «is to act in accordance with the law, within the framework of our sovereignty,» he added.
He added that he will not fall into provocations and most importantly «is saying that we are not going to fight with the United States Government, the most important thing is that we want a relationship of mutual respect and cooperation for development (…) as we have been understood for several months. Let’s us continue to maintain good neighbourly relations». The Secretariat of foreign relations of Mexico characterized the incident as a confusion during a «regular patrols» in an area in which the dividing line between the two countries is not clearly defined. Although not all U.S. soldiers deployed at the border are armed, many including those who carried out the border mission, as the two confronted by Mexican soldiers are armed for protection.
The Adviser to the White House Kellyanne Conway said on Wednesday that Trump «only is making it clear that he has several actions at its disposal» to deal with what the Government considers a humanitarian crisis. He is expected as Department of Homeland Security asks the Pentagon assistance additional military and defense officials say that would result in the deployment of between 300 and 500 extra soldiers to provide different types of support at the border. However, a move would not represent a significant increase in the number of troops or a change in mission. Trump recently gave back to his threat to close all the border saying that Mexico was cooperating as if.
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