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Philippines remains committed to the United Nations: foreign minister

[MANILA] The Philippines is not leaving the United Nations, the foreign minister said on Monday, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to quit the body after it called for an end to the wave of killings unleashed by his war on drugs.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay said Mr Duterte's statement "is a statement expressing profound disappointment and frustration".

"We are committed to the UN despite our numerous frustrations with this international agency," Mr Yasay told a news conference.