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McCain and Carter advocate lifting the embargo on Vietnam

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Pentagon chief Ashton Carter calls for lifting of the embargo weapons Vietnam, he is supported in this matter by Senator John McCain, reports Look with reference to tass.




“As I told you, I support the lifting of the arms embargo on Vietnam,”
Cater said, answering McCain's corresponding question.

Having been in Vietnamese captivity for a long time, McCain today is “in favor of restoring normal relations between the two countries,” moreover, he is preparing a bill on this issue, the agency writes.

As for Carter, he began discussing the possibilities of military cooperation with Vietnam during his visit to Hanoi last year.

The publication reminds that “following the talks with the Minister of National Defense of Vietnam, General of the Army Fung Quang Thanh, a“ Statement on a common vision of military relations ”was signed, which replaced the Memorandum of Understanding of 2011.

According to US officials accompanying Carter, the signed document “contains a number of important new provisions that provide, inter alia, for the expansion of defense trade between the two countries, allowing the possibility of cooperation in the production of new technologies and equipment to the extent that allowed by current laws and restrictions. "

“The legacy of the 1965-1973 war between the USA and Vietnam has not been completely overcome, and the sale of weapons to a former adversary is still limited by American laws. However, the situation is gradually changing, ”noted Defense News weekly. According to him, “in the future, new agreements may lead to Hanoi’s delivery of American weapons systems and its abandonment of Russian military equipment.”

According to the weekly, "currently Vietnam buys more than 90% of military goods in Russia." But with the help of the new agreement, “the United States can expand the sphere of operations of its defense industry and at the same time reduce Russian control over the armed forces of another state, and Vietnam - to get several suppliers of military equipment instead of one,” the publication believes.
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  1. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets April 29 2016 18: 59
    +1
    "Having been in Vietnamese captivity for a long time, McCain today" stands for the restoration of normal relations between the two countries, "moreover, he is preparing a bill on this issue, the agency writes.

    "Stockholm Syndrome" he is. laughing
    1. razmik72
      razmik72 April 29 2016 19: 04
      -2
      Clever hell, this McCain, that is, that is, the Stockholm syndrome is nothing to do with, he is an experienced politician, this must be admitted.
      1. Dimontius
        Dimontius April 29 2016 19: 09
        +1
        McCain is insane! laughing
      2. Denis Obukhov
        Denis Obukhov April 29 2016 19: 31
        +1
        ))) Very funny, very ... American democracy is not defeated? Cuban leader taught nothing? Peace Prize Winner Delivers Peace War?
      3. Major Yurik
        Major Yurik April 29 2016 19: 48
        +1
        McCain's old ass gratefully remembered how she worked as a candlestick in the dugout by the commander of the partisan detachment named after him. Hosh, Mina. The bastard is nostalgic, it's to the end! am
        1. demo
          demo April 29 2016 20: 57
          +1
          Ho Chi Minh
          So it will be correct.
          1. northern
            northern April 30 2016 11: 52
            0
            Some sort of Hoisha Min was also there for sure :-)
      4. Zfoni
        Zfoni April 29 2016 21: 24
        -2
        Yes, McCain would be an excellent president. What a pity that this misunderstanding called Obama won ...
    2. Rostov Papa
      Rostov Papa April 29 2016 19: 12
      +1
      "Stockholm Syndrome" he is.
      Oh, this Vietnam thought McCain rubbing his cheek, immediately remembering the languid, prison-filled romance of the evening, his cellmates ...... laughing
    3. Zfoni
      Zfoni April 29 2016 21: 28
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      If Israel won a tender against Kalashnikov for the production of an automatic rifle in Vietnam, then why not the Americans try to enter the Vietnamese arms market? True, I don’t know what the Vietnamese defense budget is.
      1. sub307
        sub307 April 30 2016 08: 50
        0
        Zfoni: "I really don't know what the Vietnamese defense budget is."
        Yes, please: "The current situation in the region is objectively pushing Hanoi to increase military spending. According to the analytical service of the Janes Publishing House, the annual growth of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Vietnam in 2013-2017 will amount to 6,5 percent, which will allow financing military spending for While in recent years Hanoi allocated about 2013 percent of GDP to military spending, in the near term it will increase to 2017 percent. $ 30 billion. "
        Read more: http://vpk-news.ru/articles/16898
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    5. siberalt
      siberalt April 30 2016 07: 28
      +1
      The rhetoric of the Americans is obvious. Having lifted the embargo from Vietnam, they thereby strengthen it against China.
  2. bad
    bad April 29 2016 18: 59
    +1
    "The United States can expand the scope of its defense industry and at the same time reduce Russian control over the armed forces of another state, and Vietnam can get several suppliers of military equipment instead of one."
    -Do not smear your face with jam so that your cheek does not crack ?! bully
    1. Observer2014
      Observer2014 April 29 2016 19: 06
      +3
      Probably F 35 will be offered to Vietnam? Or "Abrams" they are just in the jungle that is necessary! : Both those and others are mere pennies. laughing
      1. Sorokin
        Sorokin April 29 2016 19: 35
        0
        And Abrashi will go well through the jungle
  3. Blackmokona
    Blackmokona April 29 2016 19: 00
    +2
    US continues to build anti-China axis systematically
  4. Olegater
    Olegater April 29 2016 19: 04
    +6
    “As I told you, I support the lifting of the arms embargo on Vietnam,” Cater said in response to McCain’s corresponding question. This ju ju is not casual. Yeah doves of the world !!!!!!!!!! Jackal planet. First, staff members aimed to get a base for robber raids. And the goal will be China and Russia. They scum on the north in Europe, in the south and now in the east. And Vietnam is the one that hung its ears and trustingly listens to these ear-hooks (figuratively speaking). Did the Vietnamese forget the recent history of the genocide of the people - is it strange?
  5. avvg
    avvg April 29 2016 19: 05
    +5
    Will the Vietnamese (after what the Americans have done there) be friends with the Americans, or will America start a "new game" against China?
    1. HAM
      HAM April 29 2016 19: 16
      +4
      Let's hope that the Vietnamese do not look like the Japanese ...
    2. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov April 29 2016 19: 30
      +2
      Quote: avvg
      Will the Vietnamese (after what the Americans have done there) be friends with the Americans, or will America start a "new game" against China?



      For the sake of money, they are ready to make peace with anyone ....
    3. northern
      northern April 30 2016 12: 44
      0
      Vietnam has long been accepting US Navy ships at its ports, so historical memory is short, and loot decides.
  6. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ April 29 2016 19: 18
    +1
    Having been in Vietnamese captivity for a long time, McCain today “advocates restoring normal relations between the two countries,” moreover, he is preparing a bill on this issue,
    Well, if McCain CAM promotes this for Vietnam ... Sanctions were lifted from Cuba, from Iran, now - Vietnam. They are up to something, stopood. The Foreign Ministry and the FSB should bring these vile scheming conspirators to "clean water." All these movements are not without reason. But this " with the help of a new agreement, “The United States can expand the scope of its defense industry and at the same time reduce Russian control over the armed forces of another state"- to divert the eyes.
  7. CORNET
    CORNET April 29 2016 19: 19
    0
    Do not believe the Vietnamese Anglo-Saxons ... How would you later regret it!
    1. Oprychnik
      Oprychnik April 29 2016 20: 07
      +1
      True - true! It’s better to just put the Chinese administration in Vietnam, and all the fen-shu!))
      "There were yours - they were ours!"
  8. Olegater
    Olegater April 29 2016 19: 25
    +3
    Dear forum users and who is minus - justify please. My opinion is that for any actions of both the West and the staff (especially) you need to look for a catch and promotion of bases closer to our borders under any pretext. About Vietnam is this their desire very interesting or who suggested?
  9. Cat man null
    Cat man null April 29 2016 19: 29
    -2
    Quote: Olegater
    About Vietnam is this their desire very interesting or who suggested?

    - kindergarten, funded group ..

    Which of you is an Alligator .. a cayman is not small ..

    Minuses are not mine, I do not offend children ..
    1. Olegater
      Olegater April 29 2016 19: 35
      +1
      Oh thank you benefactor you are OUR hi I would like to know the opinion of such a venerable seer like YOU do not deign to descend to such a level as a cayman little in advance I thank your furry excellency !!!!! wassat
      1. Cat man null
        Cat man null April 30 2016 02: 23
        0
        Quote: Olegater
        I would like to know an opinion such a venerable seer like YOU do not deign to descend to such a level as a caiman is not enough Thank you in advance for your furry excellency !!!!!

        I would like to - et well .. opinion of something - what? Unclear from the horse text what
  10. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 29 2016 20: 09
    -1
    Looks like the buyers strained, and McCain is a "sleeping" agent. Verbanuli plucked "falcon". winked
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner April 30 2016 09: 01
      +1
      McCain, minus-don’t minus, but everybody slept. laughing
  11. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 April 29 2016 20: 16
    +2
    Nothing personal just business.
    A purely American approach to life.
  12. Lus
    Lus April 29 2016 20: 30
    +2
    Really Vietnam favors Americans today? The war has not yet been forgotten in South Vietnam. And in the North they can’t stand it.
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 April 30 2016 16: 48
      0
      Probably, among the part of the population of southern Vietnam, though not openly, sympathy for the United States is manifested. It is not necessary to think that the pro-American (and earlier pro-French) dictatorial governments of South Vietnam absolutely did not have support among at least a part of the population.
  13. AdekvatNICK
    AdekvatNICK April 29 2016 21: 03
    0
    such a statement was made immediately after the revitalization of Russian-Vietnamese relations
  14. Anchonsha
    Anchonsha April 29 2016 21: 40
    0
    Merikans really want to tear off the Vietnamese from Russia and impose their opinion on them
  15. shans2
    shans2 April 29 2016 22: 24
    +1
    America's weapons are too expensive for Vietnam .... in terms of money-efficiency in general rubbish ....
  16. erik cartman
    erik cartman April 30 2016 00: 36
    +2
    Quote: Captive
    Looks like the buyers strained, and McCain is a "sleeping" agent. Verbanuli plucked "falcon". winked

    I completely agree. McCain has been in captivity for 6 years, if I'm not mistaken. It is hard to believe that he was not recruited. And his anti-Russian rhetoric is more like a cover and a ride on the ears of his electorate. Time will tell.
  17. konvalval
    konvalval April 30 2016 00: 45
    +1
    The old "Zindanovite" has become clear.
  18. bovig
    bovig April 30 2016 05: 10
    0
    It is quite bad "in the kingdom" if the already shot down pilot is going to negotiate with his former enemies ... It does not at all look like an "exclusive nation". Note - the intention comes from the United States, not from Vietnam ... Although, "the East is a delicate matter," so the results are written with pitchforks on the water ... Not all intentions become realities.
  19. Ros 56
    Ros 56 April 30 2016 06: 52
    0
    Stripes look far away, not for nothing they want to lift the embargo, they know the bastards that China and Vietnam are breathing unevenly to each other. They want China to push sticks into the wheels. So much for democracy, an open anti-Chinese policy. When the Vietnamese cease to be needed, McCain will remember their years of captivity.
    1. Amurets
      Amurets April 30 2016 08: 50
      +2
      Quote: Ros 56
      Stripes look far away, not for nothing they want to lift the embargo, they know the bastards that China and Vietnam are breathing unevenly to each other. They want China to push sticks into the wheels. So much for democracy, open anti-Chinese politics

      Do not forget the saying: "Friendship of two women is a conspiracy against a third." So here. China and Vietnam have long been arguing over the Paracel Islands and the Spratly archipelago. Https://thichhocsu.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/%D0% B8% D1% 81% D1% 82% D0
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      B8% D0% B7 / So the US attempts to lift the embargo on Vietnam is an attempt to launch a hedgehog in China’s pants.
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 1 May 2016 07: 49
        0
        And I wrote about what, isn't that about it?
  20. Knizhnik
    Knizhnik 2 May 2016 11: 21
    +1
    Obviously, Vietnam has been chosen by the United States as a deterrent to China, the leader of the local anti-Chinese coalition of countries with territorial disputes. Vietnam performed well in the 1979 war. Fighting spirit does not hold. It remains to equip with "cool" weapons and go.