Duterte wants foreign policy Philippines independent of US
The Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte wants its own foreign policy conduct, independent of the United States. He is planning this year Russia and China to visit to “alliances to open,” he said Monday.
With China and the Philippines dispute over the South China Sea. A court of arbitration in The Hague rejected in July the Chinese claims to the waters, in a case brought by the Philippine government was instituted.
Duterte said the Philippines does not want to get involved with a maritime conflict, should the US be started. This despite a treaty of 1951, that also according to Duterte himself Manila required Washington to support.
“I’m on the verge of the Rubicon between me and the US to cross,” said Duterte. “It is a point of no return.”
Duterte falls almost daily from the US, the former colonial power in the Philippines. Monday accused he Washington of “hypocrisy” and he said that the Americans are still “the boss of us play”.
The US, under criticism on the approach of the narcoticaprobleem in his country, which mainly consists of drug dealers and users kill. Since Duterte on June 30, his office accepted that campaign every day, on average, more than forty human lives demanded.
It is still unclear what effect the eruptions of Duterte on the relations with USA will have. In the first half of October are joint military exercises planned.