Duterte asks US on sea feud with China, 'Are you with us?'

June 21, 2016 1:48 PM

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine president-elect says he has asked the U.S. ambassador whether Washington will support the Philippines in case of a possible confrontation with China in the disputed South China Sea.

Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday that he recently asked U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg, "Are you with us or are you not with us?" and Goldberg responded, "Only if you are attacked."

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