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Philippine leader's Hitler comments 'troubling' -State Department
September 30, 2016 / 7:21 PM / a year ago

Philippine leader's Hitler comments 'troubling' -State Department

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Friday called "troubling" Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's comments likening himself to Adolf Hitler and saying he would be happy to exterminate 3 million drug users.

"America's ... partnership with the Philippines is ... based on a mutual foundation of shared values and that includes our shared belief in human rights and human dignity," State Department spokesman Mark Toner said. "President Duterte's comments are a significant departure from that tradition and we find them troubling."

Reporting by David Alexander; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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