The president of the United States, Donald Trump, insisted today that the partial closure of the government Administration will continue "what is necessary", in statements to journalists during a surprise visit to Iraq.
"Whatever is necessary, we need a wall, we need security in our country, even from this point of view, we have terrorists coming through the southern border," Trump said, asking about the duration of the closure.
The president made these statements at the Al Asad air base, west of Baghdad and managed by US and Iraqi troops.
Today marks the fifth day of partial closure of the government Administration, which has caused sharp declines in the markets and without an agreement in sight on the funds that Trump asks to build a wall with Mexico.
Trump wants Congress to allocate $ 5 billion for the construction of the wall, but the Democrats refuse to give in and, for the moment, are only willing to allocate $ 1.3 billion to border security, although with restrictions that prevent the construction of the barrier .
The closure is partial because three quarters of the Administration -including the Pentagon- have funds until September 2019.
The closure affects 800,000 of the 2.1 million US federal workers, who will not charge while the government remains closed and are at the expense of approving a budget.