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Monday, 23 May 2016 - 14:06
Obama to lift Vietnam lethal arms embargo
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President Barack Obama has announced the US is fully lifting its embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam, its one-time enemy, foreign media reports.

He has said that the move removed a "lingering vestige of the Cold War”.

According to reports the US is trying to bolster relationships with Pacific allies.

"It's based on our desire to complete what has been a lengthy process of moving towards normalization with Vietnam," Obama said in Hanoi.

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