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US cites treaty, commits ‘assistance’ to RP in row 04/23/2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

US cites treaty, commits ‘assistance’ to RP in row

04/23/2012
A senior US commander in the Pacific reaffirmed the United States’ mutual defense treaty with the Philippines as a way of response to the call of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario for other countries to take a stand on China’s increasingly aggressive posture in the region.

In the strongest comments yet from an American official on the South China Sea dispute, Commander of the US Marines in the Pacific Lt. Gen. Duane Thiessen said the Philippines and US were bound by a military agreement.

“The United States and the Philippines have a mutual defense treaty which guarantees that we get involved in each other’s defense and that is self explanatory,” he told reporters in Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan..... MORE

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