Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has again lashed out at US President Barack Obama, saying he can “go to hell” over US criticism of his deadly anti-drugs campaign.
Duterte’s made the remarks during a speech in Manila on Tuesday to local government officials.
He added the Philippines may “break up” with the United States while he is in office. He also stressed his intention to strengthen ties with Russia and China.
More than 1,300 people have been killed in a nationwide crackdown on drug users and dealers since Duterte took office in June. Obama has urged him to respect human rights.
Duterte used offensive language about Obama last month, prompting the US to cancel a meeting with him.
His latest remark is seen as likely to attract more criticism from the US and elsewhere.
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