The US and Vietnam are growing closer as Beijing's aggressive South China Sea policy and North Korea's provocations push Hanoi away
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis thanked Vietnam during a trip to Hanoi for adhering to sanctions against North Korea.

Vietnam is a communist country, like China or North Korea, but it has drawn closer to the US as it opposes Beijing's militarization and expansion into the South China Sea, which it lays claim to also.

HANOI (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praised Vietnam on Wednesday for adhering to sanctions against North Korea, saying at the start of a two-day...


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