US President Donald Trump at an event at the White House on October 30. Photo: Reuters.

The US wants to support Mexico to "declare war" on the gang


Trump said the United States is ready to help Mexico declare war on drug cartels to "wipe out the monsters".

"If Mexico needs or needs help wiping out those monsters, the United States is ready and able to do this quickly and efficiently," US President Donald Trump today tweeted. .

"It is time for Mexico, with the help of the United States, to declare war on the drug gangs and wipe them out of the planet. We are just waiting for a call from your wonderful new president," he said. The White House owner added, referring to Mexican counterpart Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

US President Donald Trump at an event at the White House on October 30. Image: Reuters.

Trump's statement came after the murder of nine women and children killed by a gang in the state of Sonora in northern Mexico, bordering the US border on November 4. Their convoy was raided by a group of gunmen on their way to Chihuahua state for a wedding, but apparently they had the wrong target. Many of the victims are dual citizens of US and Mexico.

Trump said Mr. Obrador had focused on the fight against drug cartels in Mexico, but "they have become too big". "Sometimes you need an army to defeat an army," the US president said.

In response, Mr. Obrador said he would discuss with Trump about the cooperation to solve the case of 9 mistakenly murdered mother and child. However, the President of Mexico said that it is still necessary to consider to find a possible solution while ensuring respect for its sovereignty.

Violence involving gangs is a serious problem in Mexico. The number of murders in the country in the first half of this year rose to a record 14,603, surpassing 13,985 in the same period last year. The total number of murders recorded this year is also likely to be higher than 2018.

Luster (Follow AFP)


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