The US President Donald trump
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NEW YORK, may 1. /Offset. TASS Alexey Kachalin/. The President of the United States Donald trump warned the state Department and national security Council (NSC) at the White house about his decision to invite the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte in Washington. The foreign Ministry and the NSC confidentially intend to Express disagreement with this approach, the head of state, told the newspaper the New York Times.
It refers to its sources in the administration. According to a decision by trump to invite Duterte in the capital of the United States caught the state Department and the NSC completely by surprise. They prepared for the inevitable wave of criticism from human rights organizations, are not tired to accuse Manila of extrajudicial killings .
“Trump is in fact justified a bloody war duterte the drug and will now bear the moral responsibility for all the new violence”, the newspaper cites the opinion of the representative of the international Human rights organization Human Rights Watch John Sifton. “Trump should be ashamed, although his personal qualities talking about the impossibility of such feelings,” he said.
The presidents of the United States and the Philippines on Saturday discussed regional security issues, including North Korea. The evaluation of the press service of the White house, “it was a very friendly conversation.” “President trump also invited the President of Duarte to the White house to discuss the importance of the us-Philippine Alliance, which is now moving in a very positive direction”, – summed up in the White house.
The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte in September-October of 2016, came into sharp conflict with the outgoing administration of US leader Barack Obama, which claimed that Manila violates human rights and, in particular, practicing extrajudicial executions of individuals suspected of drug trafficking. Duterte in this regard threatened to sever its close military ties with Washington.
After joining Duterte office in Manila last year, the beginning of a course to expand cooperation with Beijing. In October 2016 the President of the Philippines paid an official visit to China. He Duterte it was stressed that it also intends to cooperate with the United States under President trump and make efforts to resolve the problems of the South China sea in accordance with international law.