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Better together! Duterte asks Australia, Western allies to unite vs. Kim’s nuclear threat

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President Rodrigo Duterte has called on Australia and other countries allied with the Philippines to band together amid the nuclear threat posed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

During his visit Tuesday (October 10) to the Her Majesty Australian Ship Adelaide docked at the Port of Manila, Duterte said the threat of a nuclear fallout will affect several countries.

“I hope that in the coming days, we should stay together, especially the alliance between us, Philippines, America, and even China — the ones — because they are also put in jeopardy,” he said.

“And that is why we reiterate our full support with our Australian friends, Americans, and even Chinese, Malaysian, all, to show to this one guy that he has to stop threatening the world. Because he runs the risk of being destroyed first,” he added.

Duterte called China “the only monkey wrench” in Kim’s plan to use nuclear weapons, though he admitted that Beijing is likely worried because it will be immediately affected by any nuclear fallout.