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US orders arms embargo on Cambodia, citing Chinese influence | WGN Radio 720

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Bangkok (AP) —The United States has ordered an arms embargo on Cambodia because of China’s military influence, corruption, and deepening human rights violations by governments and troops in Southeast Asian countries.

Additional restrictions on defense-related goods and services issued by the State and Department of Commerce will come into effect on Thursday.

According to a pre-publication notice in the Federal Register, Cambodia’s developments are “contrary to the interests of US national security and foreign policy.”

He said the purpose of the embargo was to make defense-related items unavailable to Cambodian military and military intelligence agencies without prior review by the US government.

The United States suspended military aid to Cambodia after a 1997 coup in full power after Hun Sen expelled co-Prime Minister Norodom of Cambodia. Hun Sen remains prime minister. In August 2005, President George W. Bush lifted the ban, citing Phnom Penh’s agreement to exempt Cambodian Americans from charges by the International Criminal Court based in the Netherlands.

Since the restoration of direct military relations between the two countries in 2006, the United States has promised millions of military aid to Cambodia.

US orders arms embargo on Cambodia, citing Chinese influence | WGN Radio 720

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