The US government is not going to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorists. All proper preparations were made, but at the request of Mexico, the measure will not be introduced, for the time being, writes US President Donald Trump on Twitter on Friday evening.


All the necessary work has been done to classify the Mexican cartels as terrorist organisations. From a legal point of view, we are ready to put this into practice, “the president said.

“But at the request of a man whom I appreciate and respect, and who has worked so well with us, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, we are going to abandon temporarily (this measure) and strengthen our joint efforts to help these dangerous organisations that grow ever bigger. to fight efficiently, “Trump continued.

Trump has always said that draining drug trafficking via the Mexican border and stopping immigrants are priorities for him.

Designating an organization as a terrorist group – something that is the case for jihadist organizations such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (IS) – gives the American government more options to combat the groups in question.

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