Philippine President Duterte threatens to leave UN

Washington D.C, Aug 21 : Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday railed against the United Nations after it called for an end to the wave of killings unleashed by his war on drugs, saying he might leave the organisation.

According to CNN, Duterte said, "Maybe we'll just have to decide to separate from the United Nations." "If you are that insulting, we should just leave.

Take us out of your organization. You have done nothing anyway," he said during his address in Davao City where he served as mayor for over two decades.

The Filipino President also said Philippines will invite China and African nations to form another global organisation in place of UN, as world body is not doing enough to address the issue of hunger and terrorism.

Two UN human rights experts last week urged Manila to stop the extra-judicial executions and killings that have escalated since Duterte won the Presidency.

About 900 suspected drug traffickers have been killed since Duterte came to power after winning the election on May 9.

Source: ANI