Senators McCain, Whitehouse urge U.S. to sell Hanoi lethal weapons

Jim Kouri
Law Enforcement Examiner

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., during his visit to Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi on Friday, is urging his colleagues in the U.S. Congress to vote to lift a ban on weapons sales to Vietnam, according to overseas news agencies.

While touring the nation that once held him captive as a prisoner of war in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton,” McCain and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, R-R.I., told Vietnamese officials that they will press American lawmakers to remove the decades-long prohibition on selling lethal weaponry to the U.S.’s former enemy.

McCain and Whitehouse also met with Vietnam’s National Assembly chairman and Communist Party Politburo member Nguyen Sinh Hung. The senators discuss their wish for the U.S. and Vietnam to become closer especially in areas of security and defense. They also discussed working on projects together such as building hydropower plants in Vietnam…



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