Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte today said to US president Barack Obama to ‘go to hell’. He told that the US had refused to sell some weapons to Philippine but he didn’t care as China and Russia were willing to supply.
The Philippines’ leader said that he lost his respect for the US. In a speech in Manila, he criticized US and stated the United States did not want to send missiles and other weapons to his country but China and Russia assured him that they could easily give it to them.
On Tuesday Duterte said in his second of his two televised speeches, “Although it may sound shit to you, it is my sacred duty to keep the integrity of this republic and the people healthy.” He told the US that if they did not want to sell weapons then he will go to Russia, he sent the generals to Russia and Russia said that it will give everything what they need.
He stated China said to “come over and sign and everything will be delivered”.
Duterte asserted on Sunday that when he complained about the US then Russia and China offered him support. He also reviewed the US-Philippine Enhance Defence Cooperation Agreement. The agreement signed in 2014 which granted some access to the US troops to Philippine bases. It allowed them to set up storage facilities for humanitarian, maritime security and disaster response operations.
The president criticized the US and said it should support Philippines and should help them to tackle its chronic drugs problem.
He said, “Instead of helping us, the first to hit was the State Department. So you can go to hell, Mr Obama, you can go to hell.” He may decide to “break up with America” and rather “go to Russia and to China”.
EU also criticized his brutal crackdown. He said to EU “better choose purgatory, hell is filled up.”
Some US officials said that Washington did its best to ignore Duterte’s statement.
On Monday some of Duterte’s allies said that he acted more like a statesman as his rhetoric comments created a commotion. He told on Tuesday that he was criticized over of his crackdown on drugs and these criticisms provoked him to outburst.
Since he became the Philippine President in June he had an tense relationship with the US and Obama. He was strongly criticized for his brutal drug campaigns. In fact he compared him with Adolf Hitler.