Paul Keating castigates Rex Tillerson over comments on China

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Australia’s former prime minister says claims by US secretary of state nominee threaten to involve the country in war

Former prime minister Paul Keating has lambasted Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, saying his claim that China should be denied access to artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea threatens to involve Australia in war.

He says Australia must tell the Trump administration “from the get-go” that we will not be part of such adventurism, “just as we should have done on Iraq 15 years ago”.

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