Hard stance President of the Philippines, Rodrigo
Duterte has described the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as a fool for bringing up the issue of human rights violations weeks before the ASEAN summit in Laos.
“Even Ban Ki-moon weighed in,” Duterte said. “Also gave a statement before, several weeks ago, about the human rights violation. Sabi ko, isa ka pang tarantado (you are another fool).”
On his face-off with US President Barack Obama, Duterte said he never called him a “son of a bitch”, he said on Friday, but he maintained a defiant stance on his war on drugs.
While on a visit to the Indonesian capital on Friday, Duterte told a group of Filipinos that the slur was not directed at the U.S. president and that he had told him so.
“I was ready (for Obama). I was waiting for Obama to respond. Lawyer to lawyer, we are both lawyers anyway… I said I never made the statement. Check it out.
“…I said that, but not in relation to Obama,” he said. “I’m not fighting with America.”
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