US-Philippines Row Widens: Philippines Reminds US It’s A Sovereign Nation.

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September 6, 2016 (The New Atlas) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was prompted to remind the United States that the Philippines is a sovereign nation after the US announced its intentions to lecture him regarding his handling of crime in an upcoming meeting that has since been cancelled by the US.

CNN’s article, “After cursing Obama, Duterte expresses regret,” would report that:

White House officials previously said Obama would confront Duterte about his country’s handling of drug dealers, including extrajudicial killings, which are government executions without the benefit of judicial proceedings. 

“Who does he think he is? I am no American puppet. I am the president of a sovereign country and I am not answerable to anyone except the Filipino people,” Duterte scoffed in a speech Monday. “Son of a bitch, I will swear at you.”

It is the latest in a series of recent incidents that have…

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