Sen. McCain returns to Hanoi and urges U.S. to sell them lethal weapons – National Law Enforcement | Examiner.com

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.Meanwhile, Nguyen Sinh Hung express his desire for the two countries to continue building a relationship based on trust and mutual respect.Chairman Hung, he is considered the number-four official in Vietnam’s hierarchly, also urged the United States to strengthen its trade ties with his government, according to the Vietnamese government’s e-Portal.

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