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Mexico denies Donald Trump’s claim of secret extras in border deal

MEXICO has rebuffed claims by US president Donald Trump that the new border deal between the countries includes a ‘very important’ agreement yet to be made public.

Mr Trump, stung by claims there was little new in the pact, said the extra part of it had been ‘fully signed and documented’ and would be ‘revealed in the not too distant future’.

But after briefing journalists on the previously announced details, Mexican foreign secretary Marcelo Ebrard said: ‘There is no other thing beyond what I have just explained.’

The deal, intended to stem the flow of migrants into the US, includes a commitment by Mexico to send its new National Guard to its southern border with Guatemala.

But critics said the deployment had already been planned. Mexico has also backed the expansion of a programme that sees asylum-seekers sent there from the US while their applications are decided on.