Duterte warns the US again

The Citizen (KZN) - - World - Manila

– Philip­pine Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte has threat­ened to end a pact key to an­nual war games with Amer­i­can troops if the US does not re­store the travel visa of an of­fi­cial who over­saw his drug war.

It is the lat­est of Duterte’s threats to shrink, or sever ties with Washington fol­low­ing crit­i­cism of his drug crackdown.

Ron­ald Dela Rosa, the for­mer na­tional po­lice chief who is now a se­na­tor, said the US had can­celled his visa but did not tell him why. Dela Rosa was the first en­forcer of Duterte’s cam­paign, in which po­lice said they killed just over 5 500 al­leged deal­ers and users. Hu­man rights ad­vo­cates say the toll is four times higher.

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