Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador on Tuesday accused the Pentagon of spying on his government following US media leaks.
His comments come days after The Washington Post reported on “clear tensions between the Mexican navy and army,” citing a U.S. military brief that was exposed as classified U.S. military documents were leaked online.
“Now we will work to protect information from the Navy and the Department of Defense, because we are the target of espionage by the Pentagon,” Lopez Obrador said at his daily press conference.
The Pentagon did not immediately respond to a request for comment, calling the leak a “deliberate criminal act.”
The Washington Post stated that there is no indication that the aforementioned document was obtained from intercepted messages from Mexican officials.
On Monday, López Obrador described leaked U.S. intelligence as “an illegal and egregious interference that should not be allowed under any circumstances,” adding that he did not intend to be highly critical of the United States but would explore “ways of cooperation” at some point. .”
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