We will not pay for any wall, says Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto

On Wednesday, the US President has taken another step forward towards his election promises, signing a pair of executive actions, including much-acclaimed a new border wall with Mexico.

We will not pay for any wall, says Mexico

As US President Donald Trump moves ahead with plans to build a wall on the Mexican border, Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto reiterated that his country would not put a single peso towards the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border.

Stating that he regrets and rejects the decision of the US to build the wall,  Enrique Peña Nieto said that Mexico does not believe in walls and will not pay for any wall.


“I have said time and time again, Mexico will not pay for any wall,” Mexico's president told the nation in his short video statement, The Guardian reported.

“Mexico reaffirms its friendship with the people of the United States and its willingness to reach agreements with its government,” he added.

On Wednesday, the US President has taken another step forward towards his election promises, signing a pair of executive actions, including much-acclaimed a new border wall with Mexico.

In a visit to the Department of Homeland Security, Trump rolled out a series of directives aimed at clamping down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living illegally in the United States. His aides have warned of more such directives in the week, which may include new restrictions on refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries.

The directives signed on Wednesday are to create more detention centers, add more federal border control agents and withhold federal funds to cities that do not comply with federal immigration laws, Trump aides said.

“We are going to restore the rule of law in the United States,” Trump said,  addressing DHS employees after signing the orders.

“Beginning today the United States gets control of its borders," he added.

Meanwhile, in an interview earlier today with ABC News, Trump again claimed that Mexico would pay for the wall, reimbursing it 100 percent.

"Ultimately, it will come out of what's happening with Mexico . . . and will be in a form reimbursed by Mexico, which I've always said," Trump was quoted by ABC News as saying.