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US lifts arms embargo on Vietnam


05-23-2016 17:23 BJT

US President Barack Obama says his country will lift a decades-long arms embargo on Vietnam. He made the announcement after a meeting with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang in Hanoi.

"The United States is fully lifting the ban on the sale of military equipment to Vietnam that has been in place for some fifty years. As with all our defence partners sales will still need to meet strict requirements including those related to human rights but this change will insure that Vietnam has access to the equipment it needs to defend itself and remove a lingering vestige of the cold war," said Obama.

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