PH should cut ties with Iceland - Imee Marcos

PH should cut ties with Iceland - Imee Marcos

Sever ties with Iceland.
Former Ilocos Norte governor and now elected senator Imee Marcos  said the country should sever ties with the Nordic nation- Iceland for spearheading a United Nations resolution compelling an international review of the alleged extra judicial killings under the President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s declaration of war on illegal drugs.

Marcos, said the cutting of relations with Iceland would “send a strong statement that other countries should not impose their values on us.”
Senator Imee Marcos (photo credit to owner)

“We are an independent country enforcing its own drug laws to eradicate its own war against the pernicious drug trade,” the senator said in a statement.
“How can these countries point a finger at the Philippines when many of them have legalized abortion and have ignored the right to life of unborn children?” Senator Imee added

When it was put into a vote  the result was 18-14 with 15 abstentions, the UN human rights council narrowly approved Thursday a two-page resolution tabled by Iceland.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said the resolution does not represent the will of the council, “much less that of the developing countries who are always the target of such resolutions.”
"The Philippines rejects this resolution," Locsin said, adding a warning that there will be “consequences, far-reaching ones.”
"We will not accept a politically partisan and one-sided resolution, so detached from the truth on the ground,” he continued.

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