Philippine President Threatens to Quit UN

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to quit the United Nations after he was called to end the killings die to his war on drugs.

Two U.N. human rights experts last week urged Phillipines to stop the extra-judicial executions and killings that have escalated since Duterte won the presidency on a promise to wipe out drugs.

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

Duterte denied that the government was responsible and said that the deaths were not the work of the police and invited U.N. experts to investigate themselves.

He also launched an attack on the United Nations and its members including USA. He criticized the U.N. for not doing enough to address hunger and terrorism and for not being able to do anything about Syria and Iraq and allowing big powers to bomb villages and kill innocent civilians.

He also said that he would invite China and African nations to form another global organisation.