Obama ends arms export embargo on Vietnam

Obama ends arms embargo on Vietnam

  • HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – President Obama said Monday that the United States’ relationship with Vietnam is moving to a “new moment,” including an end to the decades-long American arms embargo on its former war rival and billions in new business ties between the two nations.
  • In announcing prospective of weapons sales to Vietnam, Obama described the embargo as “a lingering vestige” of the Cold War that is no longer necessary as the U.S. and Vietnam continue the process of normalizing relations.
  • Obama also said that the United States and Vietnam continue to have differences over human rights.
  • President Obama speaks during a news conference with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at the International Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam, Monday, May 23, 2016.
  • Obama said that, as with any country, each weapons sale to Hanoi will be evaluated on a “case-by-case” basis.

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President Obama said Monday that the United States' relationship with Vietnam is moving to a "new moment," including an end to the decades-long American arms embargo on its former war rival and billions in new business ties between the two nations.


Obama ends arms export embargo on Vietnam

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