Duterte threatens to withdraw Philippines from UN, hits US

2016-08-21 20:20
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses a military ceremony near Manila. (Bullit Marquez, AP File)

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses a military ceremony near Manila. (Bullit Marquez, AP File)

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Davao - The Philippines' brash-talking president has threatened to withdraw his country from the United Nations in his latest outburst against critics of his anti-drugs campaign that has left hundreds of suspects dead.

President Rodrigo Duterte ridiculed the UN as inutile, and lashed at US police killings of black men.

He pointed early on Sunday to the haunting image of a bloodied child pulled from the rubble of a missile-struck building in the Syrian city of Aleppo to hit UN and US inability to stop such deadly conflicts while he said he comes under fire for the deaths of criminals.

Duterte also pressed allegations against a Philippine senator and critic, accusing her of having an affair with her driver whom he linked to illegal drugs.

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