May 2016: Obama Lifts Decades-Long Ban on Arms Sales to Vietnam
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of May 2016.
1. ISIS Strikes in Baghdad 2. Russian Government: Doping 3. Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirl Found 4. Taliban Leader Killed 5. Obama Lifts Vietnam Arms Ban 6. Obama Visits Hiroshima 7. Strikes Against ISIS in Falluja 8. Hissène Habré Sentenced
- Obama Lifts Decades-Long Ban on Arms Sales to Vietnam
- On May 23, 2016, President Obama announces that the decades-long ban on arms sales to Vietnam will be lifted. The sales ban of lethal weapons to Vietnam was a product of the Cold War, which ended in 1990. Although Vietnam is influenced by communist ideology, President Obama thinks this move of cooperation will be good for international relations. This decision is announced at a conference in Hanoi with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang.
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