(TheRedWire.com) – Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has warned GOP lawmakers that foreign governments are not allowed to intervene with its sovereignty and territory after party members called for military action to be taken by the U.S. in order to destroy the drug cartels in Mexico.
GOP Representative Dan Crenshaw, recently introduced legislation that would authorize U.S. forces to take action. Following the comments of the Mexican President he questioned why Mexico was rejecting U.S. aid. Senator Lindsey Graham has also previously suggested that authorization for U.S. military action against the cartels should be given.
Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard rejected the idea of the U.S. intervening and said that all of these calls are nothing more but “an electoral strategy.”
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador also warned GOP lawmakers that if they continued to push for the United States to take military action across their southern border against the drug cartels Mexico would react. As he noted Mexico is “not a protectorate of the United States, nor a colony of the United States” but rather a sovereign state.
Last week, Mexican officials confirmed that from the four U.S. citizens that had been kidnapped by the Gulf Cartel, two had been killed, while one was injured. The four Americans had been kidnapped soon after they crossed the border and went into the city of Matamoros, a cartel stronghold, last Friday. Authorities have disclosed that the remaining two U.S. citizens have returned home.
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