Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: AP Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: AP
Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: AP
South China Sea

US promises to defend the Philippines from ‘armed attack’ in South China Sea, as Manila mulls review of defence treaty

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the pledge after meeting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
  • His statement angered Beijing, which views US activity in the disputed waters as a violation of its sovereignty

Topic |   South China Sea
Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: AP Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: AP
Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: AP
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