Rodrigo Duterte: War with N Korea would ‘end humanity’



A war with North Korea would result in the “end of humanity”, the Philippine president warned, in the strongest comments yet against a military confrontation.

Rodrigo Duterte predicted a war with the North would end in a “nuclear holocaust” in his closing remarks at the ASEAN summit on Tuesday in Manila.

He said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “is toying with these nuclear bombs” that are 200-300 times more powerful than what the United States dropped on Japan during World War II.

”We cannot start a war with the North Korean crisis looming ahead. There are dark clouds there. We better pray,” Duterte told the audience.