Iran’s closeness with Mexico


Since López Obrador’s arrival in the federal government, Iranian authorities have sought an approach with Mexico, WSJ columnist revealed

Since the arrival of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Iranian authorities have sought an approach with that of Mexico, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) columnist Mary Anastasia O’Grady revealed yesterday.

“A reliable intelligence source tells me that Iran has been approaching Mexico,” the text says.

The column exposes the influence of the Iranian regime in Latin America amid the rearrangement of power in Iran, following the death of its main military command, Qasem Soleimani, in a US attack earlier this year.

According to O’Grady, the approach to Mexico responds to the pattern that Soleimani followed in the Quds Force, Iran’s military arm.

“The death of this terrorist mastermind is a message to those in the region that host their networks,” says the columnist.

False that there are approaches between Mexico and Iran says Ebrard

According to The Wall Street Journal, the government of Iran would have sought to approach President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, when he took office in December 2018

Marcelo Ebrard, secretary of foreign relations, denied that there were rapprochements between Mexico and Iran as noted by an American publication.

According to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the government of Iran would have sought to approach the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, once he took office in December 2018, columnist Mary Anastasia O’Grady announced.

This morning during the presentation of the day of China in Mexico, which was held at the Ministry of Economy, Marcelo Ebrard was questioned about the truthfulness of the publication and said “that publication is false.”

Yet Mexico has had with Iran sign cooperation agreement since 2015

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The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS) of Mexico and the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare of the Islamic Republic of Iran signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding on labor matters.

In a statement, the head of the Mexican agency, Alfonso Navarrete Prida, informed that the document signed with the Iranian official, Ali Rabiei, seeks to establish a legal framework to develop cooperation activities in labor and employment matters.

This agreement includes the exchange of experts, the development of comparative studies on systems of classification of works and review of programs and schemes to improve the productivity of workers.

Likewise, share information on occupational safety and health issues, particularly in the chemical, textile, and metallurgical industries.

Accompanied by the Mexican ambassador to Therán, Ulises Canchola, Navarrete Prida stressed that this agreement also contemplates the development of joint studies on public employment services, with emphasis on vulnerable groups.

Likewise, the exchange of information related to conciliation and labor mediation mechanisms, in addition to the transfer of experiences related to legislation and regulation on labor relations for initial and probationary training.

With this agreement, joint studies on the role and performance of private employment agencies in the labor market and in the recruitment of the workforce will be developed.

They will also share experiences on employment policies for people with disabilities and their empowerment, and on pension legislation and regulation on civilian personnel and the joint development of congresses, seminars, workshops, and meetings.

Ulises Canchola considered that this agreement strengthens bilateral relations and cooperation activities, providing them with a framework that will allow adequate supervision, monitoring, and evaluation of the actions to be taken.

Source: reforma, elsoldemexico, notimex

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