Preliminary talks, which may not lead to any deals, come as the Southeast Asian nation seeks new suppliers and Ukraine conflict strains capabilities of Russia, for decades Vietnam's main military partner.
Taiwan is considering alternative defence weapons systems as the island nation focuses on improving its military capabilities.
When politicians profit from the sale of arms, then wars become sold to voters as new products.
Washington is engaged with Ankara over "an F-35 dispute resolution," says US State Department spokesperson Ned Price, but adds he would not "prejudge the outcome of" those discussions.
A report revealed the Trump administration didn’t break the law when it expedited $8bn in arms sales to the Gulf nations but concluded it failed to fully assess the humanitarian impact associated with the transfers.
"There could be more sanctions to follow, but frankly, what we’d really like is the S-400 not to become operational," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Bloomberg in an interview.
The American public and the rest of the world have been sold the myth that the Patriot missile system is effective, and top of it's tier. Here's where this was proven wrong.
Saudi journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi has been missing since he entered the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2; Turkish officials believe he was killed inside the mission. A Saudi-Turkey joint investigation is ongoing.
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