Blinken stands by US’ ‘ironclad commitment’ to defend the Philippines amid fears of China conflict

Written by on March 20, 2024

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken shakes hands with Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Enrique Manalo in Manila on March 19, 2024.


Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday reiterated the United States’ “ironclad commitment” to defend the Philippines as rising tensions with China in the South China Sea raise fears . . .

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