Farc ceasefire deal vote rejection 'has no legal effect'
The head of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) has said the country's rejection of a peace deal with the rebels in a referendum has "no legal effect whatsoever".
The leftist group's leader, known as Timochenko, issued a short video message reiterating Farc's willingness to abide by a permanent ceasefire with the government.
He dismissed the referendum's results as a political defeat which is not legally binding.
He added that 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.