Tillerson Refuses to Call Out Duterte on Extra Judicial Killings, Wants Chinese Access to New Islands Restricted

Administration officials and the armed forces should receive Rex Tillerson’s remarks during his confirmation hearing favorably. Tillerson refrained from labeling vigilante deaths as extra judicial killings, noting that the Philippines is an ally. He later added that the US should send a signal to China that the island building has to stop and that access to it would not be allowed…

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