US President Barack Obama and Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang (R) at joint press conference in Hanoi. Photo: AFP US President Barack Obama and Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang (R) at joint press conference in Hanoi. Photo: AFP
US President Barack Obama and Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang (R) at joint press conference in Hanoi. Photo: AFP
South China Sea

Obama says US decision to lift decades-old arms embargo on wartime foe Vietnam was ‘not based on China’

Lifting the arms embargo would be a psychological boost for Vietnam’s leaders as they look to counter an increasingly aggressive China in the region

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US President Barack Obama and Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang (R) at joint press conference in Hanoi. Photo: AFP US President Barack Obama and Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang (R) at joint press conference in Hanoi. Photo: AFP
US President Barack Obama and Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang (R) at joint press conference in Hanoi. Photo: AFP
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