For now, U.S. tries to ignore Philippine president's broadsides

For now, U.S. tries to ignore Philippine president's broadsides
 

U.S. officials are doing their best to ignore Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's hostile rhetoric and taking comfort in the fact that he has yet to translate his words into less military cooperation.
The United States is trying not to give the new Philippine president, who recently appeared to liken himself to Hitler, a pretext for further outbursts while at the same time pressing ahead with military and other cooperation at lower levels, U.S. officials said on Monday.
Two U.S. officials said that while an open break with Manila would create problems in a region where China has grown... read more

 
4 October 2016 in World News, Views: 41
Source: Reuters
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