Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed regret Tuesday that a tirade against Barack Obama, in which he called the US leader a “son of a whore”, came across as a personal attack.
Longtime allies the United States and the Philippines have seen relations plunge under a barrage of insults from Duterte since he came to office on June 30.
The latest Duterte outburst came on Monday before a planned meeting between the leaders at a regional summit in Laos.
Obama responded to the outburst […]
United States President, Barack Obama, has cancelled a meeting with controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who had earlier called him a “son of a whore.”
Mr. Duterte was responding to the U.S president’s promise to raise the issue of drug-related extra-judicial killings in the Philippines at their meeting.
The Filipino leader is known for his colourful language, though this time it has had a diplomatic impact, the BBC reports.
Mr. Duterte has now said he regrets the remark.
“While the immediate cause was my […]