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Duterte wants deals with Russian Federation and China, US just "double talk"

24 May, 2017, 09:39 | Author: Abraham Jackson
  • Duterte wants deals with Russian Federation and China, US just

The Associated Press on Monday reported that North Korea says it is ready to start mass-producing a new missile capable of reaching Japan and major US military bases.

It has also been blamed for the country's worst terrorist attacks, including the 2004 bombing of a ferry in Manila Bay that claimed more than 100 lives.

This has partly been due to China and Russian Federation supporting or at least not criticizing his controversial war on drugs, which has left thousands of people dead and led to warnings by rights groups that Duterte may be orchestrating a crime against humanity. Critics of Duterte's administration hope a lawsuit before the International Criminal Court stands a chance in bringing the new President to justice for the extrajudicial killings.

"There are three of us against the world - China, the Philippines, and Russian Federation". He has declined to forcefully demand that Beijing comply with an worldwide arbitration ruling past year that invalidated most of China's territorial claims in the South China Sea on historical grounds. "It's the only way", he said in Beijing.

"I remember what the Russian diplomat said: Come to Russia, we all have here anything you need". I'd like you to listen for a while.' I said, 'Mr.

They held their first bilateral meeting last November at the APEC Summit in Peru. Because in the Western world, it's double talk. It was good until it lasted.

In its university website, MGIMO said it confers honorary degrees to prominent foreign politicians, public experts, diplomats and scholars, with expertise in global relations and foreign policy.

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Duterte replied that drugs were the "scourge of my nation now and I have to do something to preserve the Filipino nation".

These include former French president Nikolas Sarkozy in 2015, former president of India Manmohan Singh in 2013, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2010, Lee Kuan Yew in 2005, and the Philippines' former President Fidel V. Ramos in 1997. Philippine-US trade was worth more than $18 billion a year ago. We would want to maintain the present warm relationship.

"The agreement on military technical cooperation will pave the way for the Philippines to explore a possibility of military procurement from Russia", Foreign Assistant Secretary Maria Cleofe Natividad told reporters before Duterte left to Russia.

Duterte said that while he has nothing personal against Washington, his country needs a change in its foreign policy to separate it from American interests.

"It will be their way of poking the eye of America".

Earlier, defense Minister of the Philippines Delfin of Lorenzana stated that it will consider the purchase from Russian Federation military aircraft and small arms after signing the agreement with Moscow on cooperation in the defense sphere.

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