Barack Obama cancels meeting after Philippines president calls him ‘son of a whore’

Rodrigo Duterte further strains diplomatic ties with Washington as he warns US leader not to question him on extrajudicial killings

Barack Obama has cancelled a meeting with the president of the Philippines after Rodrigo Duterte appeared to call him a son of a whore.

The move followed a warning from Duterte to the US president to keep off the subject of extrajudicial killings in his countrys brutal drug war when they were due to meet on Tuesday at a regional summit in Laos. Duterte told a press conference that Obama must be respectful.

The firebrand president was answering a reporters question about how he intended to explain the extrajudicial killings to Obama, before boarding a plane to Laos for the Association of South-east Asian Nations summit.

You must be respectful. Do not just throw away questions and statements. Son of a whore, I will curse you in that forum, Duterte was quoted by as saying by Agence-France Presse. We will be wallowing in the mud like pigs if you do that to me.

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/us

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