Obama's top Asia diplomat says baffled by Duterte pronouncements

Obama's top Asia diplomat says baffled by Duterte pronouncements
 

The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said on Wednesday he did not know what a "panoply" of statements by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte since taking office this year would mean for Manila's future security cooperation with Washington.
Duterte has made a series of conflicting statements about the future of his country's long-standing alliance with the United States. Last week he said U.S. President Barack Obama should "go to hell" and alluded to severing ties with Washington.On Wednesday, in an apparent break from a weeks-long torrent of anti-American rhetoric,... read more

 
12 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Reuters
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