Vietnam Arms Embargo to Be Fully Lifted, Obama Says in Hanoi

May 23, 2016 12:56 PM

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“President Obama just gave Vietnam a reward that they don’t deserve,” said John Sifton, the Asia policy director of Human Rights Watch.

“The consistent position and viewpoint of the Vietnamese government is to protect and promote human rights,” he said, adding: “Those achievements have been highly recognized and appreciated by the international community.”

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