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Philippines president Duterte claims US has 'toned down' criticism of his human rights record

08:39 EDT 8 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

Philippines president Duterte claims US has 'toned down' criticism of his human rights recordThe controversial President of the Philippines claims representatives from the US and Australia “have considerably toned down” their criticism of his human rights record. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recently met with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte at an Asian regional conference – the highest-level interaction between a member of Donald Trump's administration and Mr Duterte to date. Mr Duterte, speaking about his meetings with Mr Tillerson and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, said the discussions revolved “mostly” around terrorism, and that human rights came up “only in passing”.


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