Russia, China thrown their support behind administration's war on drugs



President Rodrigo Duterte said that the two world leaders President Vladimir Putin if Russia and Xi Jin Ping of China have thrown their support behind the administration's war on drugs.
“They (Putin and Xi) have extended their open support for us in fighting terrorism and [illegal]drugs. It’s easy to talk to them because they’re also suffering from the same drug scourge,” the President said. “I see a very bright future for our relationship. The most productive [bilateral meetings], by the way, was our talk with President Xi Jinping and President Putin.”
President Duterte also said that the United States President Donald Trump did not raise the issue of drug-related extra-judicial killings in the country.



“Well, he (Trump) cannot afford it. We do not talk about these things because, first of all, they are not true and, second, we do not do it. I’m sure he will not take it up. He is not the [head of the]Human Rights Commission,” he said.

“Like I said before, you will have to find a soldier or a policeman anywhere in the country where I ordered the killing of a man on bended knees, in surrender, or lying down,” Duterte added.

The President insisted that he is keeping his campaign promise to uphold law and order.

“During the campaign, I was asked, how would you deal with terrorists and drugs? I said, ‘harshly.’ And you can look for the meaning of the word harsh in the dictionary. That is my campaign promise. I will not, for the life of me, renege on that promise because I won on the basis of those promises,” Duterte said.


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Source:   manilatimes.net
 
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