Blinken Vows US Will Defend Ally Philippines from China’s ‘Intimidation’

6 months ago
The United States would defend its ally the Philippines if the latter were attacked by China, according to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. In a statement issued by the U.S. Embassy in Manila July 12, Blinken warned China’s communist leadership explicitly that Washington was obligated to defend the Philippines if its forces, vessels, or aircraft came under attack in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. “We call again on the PRC to abide by its obligations under internat...
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