Mexico lauds U.S. decision to drop charges against ex-Army chief

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard lauded what he described as the 'unprecedented' decision to drop U.S. criminal charges against Mexico's former defense minister in favor of investigating him at home instead, the diplomat said on Tuesday.

Reuters November 18, 2020 07:10:55 IST
Mexico lauds U.S. decision to drop charges against ex-Army chief

Mexico lauds US decision to drop charges against exArmy chief

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard lauded what he described as the "unprecedented" decision to drop U.S. criminal charges against Mexico's former defense minister in favor of investigating him at home instead, the diplomat said on Tuesday.

Ebrard told a news conference shortly after the decision to dismiss the drug and money laundering charges against Salvador Cienfuegos was announced that the move showed U.S. authorities' respect for Mexican sovereignty and its military.

(Reporting by Drazen Jorgic; Writing by David Alire Garcia; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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