On April 25, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he is willing to apologize to the United States over the border confrontation of the US soldiers and the Mexican soldiers.
During a conference, the president said, “If necessary, the secretary of foreign affairs will send a note explaining how the facts occurred and, if there was an infraction; he will offer the apologies that are required.”
The President added, “We do not intend to violate, to affect, the sovereignty of the United States of America.”
The foreign ministry of Mexico said that the incident occurred on 13 April, south of the border fence near Ciudad Juarez in an area where the boundaries of the border are not clear because of its geography.
President of the United States Donald Trump said that he would send soldiers to the US-Mexico border after their troops “pulled out guns” on the US Soldiers, the president said this on Wednesday.
The President of the United States was referring to an incident that happened on April 13, in which the soldiers of Mexico allegedly pointed out their guns and questioned 2 soldiers of the US while conducting surveillance on the US-Mexico border.
Donald Trump tweeted, “Mexico’s Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border. Better not happen again!”
He added, “We are now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the Border. Mexico is not doing nearly enough in apprehending & returning!”
Marcelo Ebrard, the Foreign Minister of Mexico said that the US troops were in an unmarked car in the south of the border fence but north of the border itself in a place that is not marked as the land of the US or Mexico.
He added that these types of incident have happened on a number of occasions over the last 4 years, and either of the governments “giving it any great importance.”