mandag 24. oktober 2016

Duterte's statements causes "consternation" in the US

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's recent statements have caused "consternation" in the US and other nations, the most senior US diplomat for Asia said during a visit to Manila. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel said the comments were creating "a climate of uncertainty" about the Philippines' intentions. Mr Duterte has announced a "separation from the US", its longstanding ally. It follows US criticism of the Philippines' brutal war against drugs. The campaign has caused thousands of extrajudicial killings. Read more