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there will be no cleaning in the Army until accusations against Cienfuegos are proven

He President Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured this Saturday that there will be no “clean” in the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) until it is demonstrate the accusations of ties with drug trafficking by the General Salvador Cienfuegos, but pointed out that if it is proven that there are officials related to these accusations, they will be withdrawn and subjected to trials, as he reiterated that no one will be protected.

-President Will there be a clean inside the Sedena? ”, He was questioned.

– ”No, until we know who participated, if the evidence that the United States has shows that the general secretary of the previous government of President Peña is involved, there must be punishment, there must not be impunity, because it is a serious crime, very serious and if there are others involved the same, they have to come out in the investigation, if they are still active those officers have to be removed from their position and subjected to trials so that the law is complied with, there is no impunity.

“We are not going to protect anyone,” he added.

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The head of the federal Executive pointed out that he has asked the United States government to be more respectful with the interference of agencies of that country with Mexico, but assured that since he became president of the country, there has been no interference by the government American.

“From now on I am raising it, that they be more respectful. Until now, since I have the responsibility of the presidency there has been no interference, “he added.

It is not fair to blame the Army for alleged acts of Cienfuegos

He President Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured that it is not fair to blame an entire institution, such as the Army, for the alleged acts committed by the General Salvador Cienfuegos, former secretary of the National defense (Sedena), arrested and charged with ties to the drug trafficking in United States, because he pointed out that this also has to do with the performance of the Supreme Commanders of the Armed Forces, that is, with the Presidents in turn.

“In the case, if he turns out to be responsible, the conduct of General Secretary Cienfuegos is not the same as an institution such as the Secretary of Defense.

“It is not fair, I repeat, to blame an institution as important as the Army, the Armed Forces, for the attitude in the event that General Cienfuegos is guilty even when he was the Secretary of Defense, this also has to do with the Supreme Commanders ”.

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In a meeting with the media, the head of the federal Executive revealed that General Luis Cresencio Sandoval, current head of the Sedena, informed him that within the ranks of the Army he did not have “that impression” of General Salvador Cienfuegos, and assured that for many soldiers it was a surprise to learn of the accusations against the general.

– “After this news, what did General Sandoval tell you about his former comrade in arms?”

– “Well, there was no such impression in the Army that the Secretary General was involved in such a matter, I think that for many elements of the Army it was a surprise,” he replied.

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