Washington Post: Philippines’ Duterte threatens to throw out U.S. troops
BEIJING — He says he didn’t start the fight, but he is certainly not pulling any punches.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched another impatient broadside at Washington on Tuesday, threatening a bilateral defense deal that has expanded the U.S. military presence in his country.
The volatile Duterte last week announced his “separation” from the United States, although he subsequently backtracked to say he did not want to cut economic and military ties.
But on Tuesday he was at it again, saying he hated having foreign troops in the Philippines and telling the United States not to treat his country “like a dog with a leash,” the Reuters news agency reported.
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