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Top US Envoy: Lifting Vietnam Arms Embargo 'Largely Symbolic'

The recent abolition of a long-standing arms embargo on Vietnam is a "largely a symbolic one," Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski told VOA in an exclusive interview Friday. Following up on last month's historic White House decision to fully lift the half-century-long ban on sales of lethal military equipment to the Southeast Asian country, Malinowski said every weapons purchase by Hanoi will be linked to its progress on human rights. U.S. President Barack...

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