WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement today on lifting the ban on arms sales to Vietnam.
“I understand Vietnam’s human rights record is well short of international standards and know there is more that they must do on this front. However, I believe a stronger relationship between Vietnam and the United States can be of strategic importance to both nations in the years to come. It can also be beneficial in helping counter increased Chinese aggression in the region. Therefore, I support lifting the ban on arms sales to Vietnam.”