President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador today established Mexico’s stance of ‘No to war, Yes to peace,’ in view of the escalation of the Iran-US crisis.

In his morning press conference at the National Palace, the president responded to the situation in the Middle East after the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani and the response from Iran with an attack on US military bases in Iraq.

No to war, but yes to peace, may an agreement between the parties in conflict be reached and an end to tensions in the world. That we all live in peace, that is the position of Mexico, the president reiterated on noting that he does not wish to intervene in the matter and that he wants a relationship of respect and positive foreign policy with all countries.

I am optimistic, I believe that an agreement will be reached, he indicated and insisted again on the norms of Mexican foreign policy and noted that the head of the Executive Branch will observe the normative principles in this regard.

To support his statements, Lopez read a paragraph of the Constitution dedicated to the subject in which the principle of respect for self-determination, non-intervention, peaceful resolution of disputes, protection from the threat and use of force in international relations and the juridical equality of States is enshrined.

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