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“We can't expect anything from someone who was a murderous terrorist”

Colombian authorities strong>yesterday they ordered “diplomats of the Argentine embassy” in Bogota to leave the country, after harsh statements by Argentine President Javier Millay, who called his Colombian counterpart Gustavo Petro a “murderer” and “terrorist” in an interview. Because of his statements, “the Colombian government has ordered the expulsion of diplomats from theArgentina embassy in Colombia,” the foreign ministry said in a statement, without specifying either the duties or the number of officials being expelled. of the delegation.

Colombian diplomacy condemned the “CNN interview in which (Javier Millay) spoke in a slanderous way about theColombian president» Peter. US media broadcast excerpts of the interview and reproduced President Miley's comments against President Petro: “We can't expect anything from someone who was a murderous terrorist,” said Argentina's head of state.

For the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “the expressions of the Argentine president hurt the confidence of our country, as well as the dignity of President Petro, who was democratically elected” in the summer of 2022. The social democrat political veteran is the first head of state of Colombia belonging to on the left.

Details of the expulsions “will be communicated to the Argentine embassy” through the usual “diplomatic channels”, Bogotá added. Buenos Aires has not reacted so far.

“It is not the first time that Mr. Millay has insulted the Colombian president, damaging the historic brotherly relations” of the two states, the Colombian Foreign Ministry reminded. Relations between Bogotá and Buenos Aires are historically stable. But they entered a worsening trajectory after Javier Millay, an extreme liberal who often expresses far-right positions, took power in Argentina in December 2023.

Colombia's ambassador to Argentina, Camilo Romero, was recalled to his country. for consultations in mid-January. At the time, Mr. Miley had described Mr. Petros as a “communist murderer who is going to sink Colombia”.

source: newsbeast.gr

Source: 24h.com.cy

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