Ban troops from participating in US-led wars: Duterte

Ban troops from participating in US-led wars: Duterte

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MANILA, Feb. 6, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (C) salutes customs police while attending the luxury vehicles destroying ceremony at the Bureau of Customs in Manila, the Philippines, Feb. 6, 2018. Some 30 smuggled luxury cars worth about 62 million pesos (1.2 million U.S. dollars) were confiscated and destroyed by the Philippine government to deter car smuggling. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali/IANS)
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Manila, Feb 23 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said that he would not allow Philippine troops to participate in any armed conflicts involving the US.In a speech in Iloilo province late Thursday, Duterte said that he does not want the Philippines to be dragged into a war that has nothing to do with Manila, reports Xinhua news agency."This time I will tell them, no more, I will not allow the deployment of (troops of my country)," Duterte said, adding that most of the US-led wars have nothing to do with the country's security.Duterte recalled the Iraq war. "I don't know exactly how many Philippine troops were deployed in that conflict. But as far as I can remember, the invasion was done and it turned out there was no weapons of mass destruction."The President also mentioned other wars that involved the United States.The Philippines is a treaty ally of the US. However, their relations have been strained in recent years.In a report issued this month, US intelligence community has tagged Duterte as a threat to democracy and human rights in Southeast Asia. --IANSksk

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