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    Philippine presidential race front-runner Davao city mayor Rodrigo Duterte gestures during his final campaign rally in Manila, Philippines on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

    Philippines President Threatens to Quit UN

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    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Sunday that his country could leave the United Nations after the organization urged him to end what it deems extrajudicial killings, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Rodrigo Duterte said that it was his job as a President to protect law-abiding citizens, not criminals. 

    "Take us out of your organization. You have done nothing anyway," Duterte was quoted as saying at a press briefing by CNN Philippines.

    The president stressed that police were acting on his orders, hunting for criminals and killing them if they put up resistance.

    "My job as President is to protect law-abiding citizens…I was never tasked by any law to protect criminals," he declared.

    Duterte was sworn in on June 30 after winning the election by a landslide. He immediately launched an anti-drug campaign and vowed to end criminality in the country within six months.

    But the UN and numerous human rights groups said his campaign had led to a surge in killings of suspected drug addicts and dealers. UN special rapporteurs demanded Thursday that the country respect the basic human rights after 650 were killed in the past six weeks alone.


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      A useless organisation with no real power, and based in New York; say no more.
    • avatar
      The UK should be seriously thinking about getting out of this US institution as well now that the people have strongly indicated that they want out of the EU.
    • avatar
      Everyone knows drug lords are foreign state sponsored agents.
      England was the first country to apply the tactic against China.

      Today CIA, UK, France and Germany are running same cunning drug wars to weaken governments that do not comply with NWO.

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      The UN is a waste of time, it is US puppy, the US uses UN to enforce US laws and Ban Ki Mon let Saudi Arabia off the hook when they threatened cutting funds to the UN, it is a Saudi/US vessel. The philliphines president is getting rid of scum.
    • Gregoire Trez
      He should leave now, join the NAM
    • avatar
      The un is perhaps the most corrupt organization in the world of course right behind the US government
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