The United States does not rule out declaring cartels terrorists

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The United States government does not rule out for now the possibility of declaring the Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groupsa consideration requested by some US Republicans and opposed by the Mexican authorities.

We will always do what is most effective and whatever is in our power to hold these groups accountable,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Tuesday when questioned about this issue at his daily press conference.

The official recalled that Mexican cartels are already sanctioned by the United States but he insisted that Washington will use "every tool provided in the law to work with Mexican partners" against these organizations.

Price considered that drug violence represents "a long-term challenge" for both countries and assured that the United States dedicates "all its attention."

US State Department spokesman Ned Price.

“We will cooperate and work collaboratively with our Mexican partners in all areas to address insecurity, drug trafficking and security threats on our border,” the spokesperson said.

Price expressed himself like this after this Tuesday two of the four kidnapped Americans were found dead last Friday in Matamoros, in Tamaulipas, a region with a strong presence of drug trafficking.

The other two survivors were also located and repatriated to the United States.

Some Republican legislators have taken advantage of this event to ask again that drug cartels be classified as terrorist groupsa possible measure that Mexico sees as a violation of its sovereignty because it would authorize the US Army to combat these organizations.

"Eric", one of the four Americans kidnapped last Friday.

The spokesman for American diplomacy expressed his "deepest thanks" with the Mexican authorities for their cooperation in investigating this case.

At the same time, he expressed the desire of the Joe Biden government that “responsibilities are cleared” for the crime committed against these Americans.

Last week, during an appearance before the Senate, United States Attorney General Merrick Garland, He said he is not opposed to the designation of these groups as terrorists., but also warned that diplomatic relations with Mexico must be taken care of. (EFE)

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