“Nothing more operations like Fast and Furious”: AMLO assured that the Cienfuegos case sets a precedent in cooperation with the US

Photo: Presidency of Mexico.

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, assured this Thursday that cooperation with the United States government continues, but that mutual respect is maintained and agreements are fulfilled.

“It is not the intention to break with the collaboration, it is only that mutual respect is maintained and that agreements are fulfilled”, sentenced.

“Cooperation continues with the United States government, with the Department of Justice, cooperation work continues, It is not the intention to break with cooperation, it is only that mutual respect is maintained and that agreements are fulfilled, I think it is quite clear from this matter of the general Hundred fires.

Photo: Presidency of Mexico.
Photo: Presidency of Mexico.

Nothing that we are going to implement an operation to introduce weapons to Mexico without the president knowing or with the authorization of the president; none of that, those operations like Fast and Furious, that invasion that violates our sovereignty ever again, of course cooperation and I say it again, this has been understood very well during the administration of President Donald Trump “, indicated the Mexican president.

López Obrador pointed out that so far during his administration, foreign agents have not acted without the consent of the government, that what has been requested is non-weapons development cooperation, as happened with the Merida Plan during the administration of Enrique Peña Nieto.

“In no case have foreign agents acted without the consent of our government, and yesterday they asked the Secretary of Foreign Relations Regarding the Merida Plan, from the beginning we said that we do not want cooperation in arms matters, we want cooperation for development, which is what we have proposed since the first days to face the problems of insecurity and violence, to temper the migratory phenomenon, it is best if there is work in Mexico, in Central America ”, he expressed.

Photo: Presidency of Mexico.
Photo: Presidency of Mexico.

The Mexican president reiterated that cooperation with the United States continues, but that the agreements are complied with and there is mutual respect, But he made it clear that foreign agencies cannot be allowed to try Mexicans if there is no evidence.

“That (the innocence or guilt of Cienfuegos), the competent authority will have to clarify. Not because they are agencies or judicial instances of other countries and they are the holders of righteousness and justice. This was created because the authorities of Mexico were not up to the task, and this idea was created that there they did, and here not, there if they are punished, and here they are not punished, now it is different.

Photo: Presidency of Mexico.
Photo: Presidency of Mexico.

There is already a change the authorities in Mexico, In this case, the prosecution will take over the investigation and decide whether there are elements to to judge General Cienfuegos or not, because no one can be accused if there is no evidence, by slogan, no, by politics, no, by revenge, no; is justice, and I consider that it is a great injustice that someone is subjected to trial, that someone is prosecuted, even that someone who is innocent is imprisoned. It is an injustice and what we want is that there are no injustices …

Foreign agencies cannot be allowed to judge Mexicans if there is no evidence, there are also cooperation agreements that must be respectedHow is it possible that there is a collaboration agreement in this matter and we do not find out that General Cienfuegos or whoever is going to be arrested … Ah, because they do not trust us, well We could say the same: ‘we do not trust them’, that is why I think it is a fact that reaffirms that we are a free sovereign country and we also have to thank that this is how the authorities in the United States have understood it ”, López Obrador sentenced.

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