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Philippines notifies US it will keep military deal as tensions rise | Asian Review
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel James Lewis/Released

Philippines notifies US it will keep military deal as tensions rise | Asian Review

In a tweet, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Loesin released an image Tuesday of the letter written to the U.S Embassy retracting the previous decision to halt major military deals with the United States. According to Asian Review, they originally stopped the military deal because of Chinaā€™s presence and ā€œmuscleā€ flexing in the South China Sea. However, according to the letter they have changed their minds ā€œin light of political and other developmentā€™sā€ This decision is supported by the Philippineā€™s President Rodrigo Duterte.

Source: https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/South-China-Sea/Philippines-notifies-US-it-will-keep-military-deal-as-tensions-rise

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