Philippines’ Duterte rails at U.S. ‘monkeys’ for halting gun sale
MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte chided the United States on Wednesday for halting the planned sale of 26,000 rifles to his country, calling those behind the decision “fools” and “monkeys” and indicating he might turn to Russia and China instead.
Duterte’s tirades against the former colonial power are routine during his speeches and he said on Wednesday he once believed in Washington, but had since lost respect for the Philippines’ biggest ally. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.