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Mexico Rejects Trump’s Threat of US Military Operations Against Drug Cartels

A good old fashioned Mexican standoff, or is it? 

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador warned President Trump on Friday that he will not permit the US military to conduct ‘cross-border operations’.

This latest diplomatic debacle comes after Trump said will soon be designating Mexican drug cartels as “terrorist groups.”

Will this issue culminate in a physical confrontation between the US and Mexico?


Antiwar.com reports…

President Trump’s move to declare Mexican cartels as terrorist groups is potentially going to be complicated, and Mexican President Obrador sought to establish a red-line, that Mexico will not allow the US to conduct cross-border military operations into Mexico looking for the cartels.

Trump hasn’t said he will send troops, saying that didn’t “want to say what I’m going to do” after the designation of the cartels. He refused to rule out the use of drone strikes in a recent interview, however.

Mexico’s foreign ministry was quick to reject that idea, saying that drone strikes would be a “violation of national sovereignty,” and have contacted the US to seek clarification about what they actually intend to do.

Former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castaneda said US intervention in Mexico is “happening already,” and that he doubts anyone would treat it like an invasion if the US wanted to start sending troops or drones.

READ MORE MEXICO NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Mexico Files

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