Home / DoD / Report: U.S. Ends Ban on Weapon Sales to Vietnam

Report: U.S. Ends Ban on Weapon Sales to Vietnam

David Sling Weapon SystemThe U.S. government has fully removed its decades-long ban on sales of military equipment and weapon systems to Vietnam as the two countries aim to renew their bilateral relationship, Reuters reported Monday.

Matt Spetalnick writes President Obama said during a press conference Monday with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang in Hanoi the lifting of the U.S. arms embargo on Vietnam was not related to China’s increased military activities in the South China Sea.

“It was based on our desire to complete what has been a lengthy process of moving towards normalization with Vietnam,” Obama told reporters.

The U.S. issued a policy in October 2014 to ease restrictions on weapon shipments to Vietnam in an effort to help that country address maritime surveillance and security challenges.

Vietnam’s arms procurement requests will be considered by the federal government on a case-by-case basis, according to Spetalnick’s report.

Check Also

Four Universities to Manage Nuclear Research Centers Under DOE NNSA Partnerships

The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration has selected four universities to operate new centers of excellence under a shared allotment of $40.5M. These new centers will work to foster collaboration between the NNSA and academia under the Stewardship Science Academic Alliances program, the DOE said Monday.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *