Mexico's president repeats claims U.S. govt had no proof in case against ex-minister

FILE PHOTO: Mexico's then defense minister, General Salvador Cienfuegos, addresses an audience during the 50th anniversary of the Plan of Assistance to the Population in case of Disaster (Plan DN-III-E) in Mexico City, Mexico July 12, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday repeated his government’s claim that U.S. prosecutors had no proof in the narcotics case against former defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos, an issue that roiled diplomatic relations.

Lopez Obrador also criticized the behavior of U.S. security agents operating in Mexico, another thorny issue, saying that in the past some U.S. agents led some security operations on Mexican soil.

Writing by Drazen Jorgic; editing by Cassandra Garrison