U.S. Will Be Philippines' Only Military Ally, Foreign Chief Says

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U.S. Will Be Philippines' Only Military Ally, Foreign Chief Says

The U.S. will remain the Philippines' solitary military partner, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin stated, in the midst of an expanded Chinese nearness close to a questioned island in the South China Sea. 

The U.S. is "the main force to be reckoned with that is a bastion of majority rules system and human rights, is and will remain our solitary military partner. We needn't bother with some other," he tweeted on Sunday. 

Relations are improving between the U.S. also, the Philippines, which moved toward China after Duterte took control. In excess of 7,000 officers from the Philippines and the U.S. are taking an interest in the current year's yearly joint military drills, which are occurring regardless of President Rodrigo Duterte's 2016 require a split with Washington. 


The Philippine chief has addressed whether the U.S. would safeguard his nation if China caught questioned reefs and shores in the ocean. U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo guaranteed in March that a safeguard bargain would apply if Philippine vessels or planes are assaulted in the waters. 

Locsin's remarks were made in light of a Twitter client's recommendation the Philippines disregard the ICC after the U.S. moved to disavow the movement visa of examiner Fatou Bensouda. They came days after Duterte - in an uncommon reprimand to China - cautioned that on the off chance that it didn't "lay off" the Philippine-involved Thitu Island, where in excess of 200 Chinese boats have been seen as of late, he would arrange his troopers to shield it with "suicide missions." 

Locson additionally tweeted that he "would not lament" environmental change and rising ocean levels on the off chance that it secured the waters' questioned reefs and "uncovered the stupidity of taking and weaponizing them."