Duterte Threatens to Withdraw Philippines From U.N., Hits U.S.

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) —
Front-running presidential candidate Mayor Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a news conference shortly after voting in a polling precinct at Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School, Matina district, his hometown in Davao city in southern Philippines Monday, May 9, 2016. Duterte was the last to vote among five presidential hopefuls. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Phillipines’ President Rodrigo Duterte. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

The Philippines’ brash-talking president has threatened to withdraw his country from the United Nations in his latest outburst against critics of his anti-contraband campaign that has left hundreds of suspects dead.

President Rodrigo Duterte ridiculed the U.N. as inutile, and lashed out at U.S. police killings of black men.

He pointed early Sunday to the haunting image of a bloodied child pulled from the rubble of a missile-struck building in the Syrian city of Aleppo to hit at the U.N. and U.S.’s inability to stop such deadly conflicts while he comes under fire for the deaths of criminals.


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