Build your own wall, Mex­ico tells Trump

The Myanmar Times - - World -

MEX­ICO’S pres­i­dent hit back at Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Don­ald Trump’s claim that if elected, he would make Mex­ico build a wall along its United States bor­der.

The bom­bas­tic bil­lion­aire has promised to crack down on il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion and in­sulted Mex­i­can im­mi­grants by call­ing them rapists, crim­i­nals and drug deal­ers.

As his party’s pre­sump­tive pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, Mr Trump is now eye­ing a clash in the Novem­ber elec­tions with his Demo­cratic ri­val Hil­lary Clin­ton.

“There is no way to have Mex­ico pay [for] the wall. But any de­ci­sions in­side [the] USA – is a de­ci­sion of its gov­ern­ment,” Mr Pena Ni­eto told CNN in English on July 10.

The Mex­i­can pres­i­dent ear­lier had said Mr Trump’s cam­paign pledge was a non-starter, but he had not pre­vi­ously ad­dressed the is­sue so specif­i­cally.

Mr Pena Ni­eto said US-Mex­i­can re­la­tions were based on co­or­di­na­tion, col­lab­o­ra­tion and co­op­er­a­tion on se­cu­rity is­sues. – THE United Na­tions cul­tural agency met in Is­tan­bul to con­sider adding more than two dozen new sites to its pres­ti­gious global her­itage list, and called for a strong global re­sponse to the threats posed by ex­trem­ism.

The meet­ing of the World Her­itage Com­mit­tee of UNESCO comes less than two weeks after the main air­port here was hit by a triple sui­cide at­tack that left 47 peo­ple dead.

The strike was blamed on Is­lamic State (IS) ji­hadists who have al­ready de­stroyed ir­re­place­able her­itage in Turkey’s neigh­bours Syria and Iraq.

Direc­tor-gen­eral of Unesco Irina Bokova said world her­itage was un­der threat in coun­tries riven by un­rest from Mali to Ye­men.

Ms Bokova said the fact the com­mit­tee was hold­ing the meet­ing in Is­tan­bul – a city for cen­turies con­trolled by Chris­tian Byzan­tines and since the Ot­toman con­quest by Mus­lims – was a “strong sym­bol” of sup­port to Turkey. –

Photo: AFP

Don­ald Trump has called Mex­i­cans rapists and crim­i­nals.

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