>> Rodrigo Duterte fuming after the US pulled out of an arms deal with the Philippines. The President slamming Washington for halting the sale of assault rifles to his National Police Force.>> Look at this monkeys, the 26,000 firearms we wanted to buy, they don't want to sell. Son of a
have many homemade guns here.
These American fools.>> Duterte also reminding America he could turn to Russia and China to boost his armory.>> China is open. They sent me brochure saying anything you want, we'll give it to you. I'm holding off for now so I can run this by the military. If you want to stick with America, fine, but look closely at the situation.
They are rude to us.>> US Senate aides have told Reuters that Washington effectively halted the sale after the top Democrat in the foreign relations committee raised concerns over Duterte's bloody war on drugs. That's the sort of talk that sparked anger from the president on an almost weekly basis since he took office.
Some US officials say Washington's been doing its best to avoid fueling more outbursts. A break with the Philippines could spell trouble in Asia for the United States, as Duterte cozies up to rising power and regional rival, China.