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

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

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