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Philippines not leaving UN, says Foreign Secretary

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Manila, Aug 22: Philippines Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay on Monday said his country was not pulling out of the UN. He said his country was committed to the organisation despite its “frustrations”, Xinhua news agency reported. Yasay, in a briefing to clarify a statement made earlier by President Rodrigo Duterte, said: “We certainly are not leaving the UN.” Duterte on Sunday said that the Philippines will “separate” from the UN after the body criticised his war on illicit drugs. The President was angered by statements made by a UN official condemning the increasing number of vigilante-type killings in the country. There were more than 1,000 persons killed in the campaign, according to media reports. (IANS)

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