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(BOGOTA, Colombia) — The head of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia says the peace deal’s loss in a referendum has “no legal effect whatsoever.”
The rebel leader known as Timochenko issued a short video message Monday reiterating the group’s willingness to abide by a permanent cease-fire.
He dismissed the referendum’s results as a political defeat that’s not legally binding.
He says the final accord had already been signed with the government and deposited with the Swiss Federal Council in Bern as a special humanitarian agreement between warring parties under the Geneva Conventions.