The United States condemns Ecuador's violation of its Mexican embassy in Quito

In a brief State Department statement, its spokesman Matthew Miller urged “the two countries to resolve their differences in accordance with international standards.”

In addition, he said the United States “takes seriously the obligation of host countries under international law to respect the sanctity of diplomatic missions.”

“Mexico and Ecuador are important partners of the United States and we deeply value our relations with both countries,” Miller added.

For its part, the Organization of American States supported the Mexican government's decision to sever diplomatic relations with Ecuador after that country's police violated the Vienna Convention, and called for dialogue between the parties in order to enhance international cooperation. Resolve their differences.”

In an operation carried out last Friday, Ecuadorian police stormed the Mexican embassy in Quito, where they arrested former President Jorge Glas, who was receiving protection there as a politically persecuted person.

The immediate international rejection was not only because it constituted a flagrant violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, but also of the Convention on the Right of Asylum and Mexico's sovereignty.


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