U.S. still has interventionist mindset, says Mexican president-Xinhua

U.S. still has interventionist mindset, says Mexican president

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-06-25 09:05:45

MEXICO CITY, June 24 (Xinhua) -- A "very interventionist" attitude still prevails in the United States although the world has entered a "new era," Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday.

During a routine daily press conference, Lopez Obrador questioned remarks made Sunday by former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who criticized a Mexican government initiative to overhaul the judiciary branch to combat corruption.

"They cannot stop doing that (intervening in the affairs of another country) unfortunately, even though we are living in a new era," he told reporters at the National Palace in Mexico City.

"We still have to suffer this interventionism, which I feel will gradually fade away to the extent that Mexico's government is not a subservient government," he added.

According to Lopez Obrador, in Washington, "they have the bad habit of sticking their noses in other places," since their foreign policy stems from the era of the Monroe Doctrine, in which they would build up or tear down nations, send invading troops and even appoint leaders at will.

Pompeo's statements, contained in an opinion piece published in the U.S. newspaper The Wall Street Journal, were made with the coming U.S. presidential elections in mind, said the Mexican president.

Lopez Obrador has often chided the U.S. for continuing to follow an outdated doctrine devised in the 19th century to protect its economic interests in Latin America and the Caribbean.