Israel-Vietnam Arms Deals at Risk After Arrest Warrant Against Key Middlewoman

The affair could spell trouble for Israeli security exports to Vietnam, which have risen sharply in the past decade

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Israeli security exports to Vietnam, which have ramped up tremendously in recent years, could face difficulties after the issuance of an arrest warrant against a key middlewoman in the deals.

Late last week local authorities in Hanoi raided the apartment of businesswoman Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan – who has been a key person in promoting and brokering the Israel-Vietnam arms deals over the past decade – and issued the warrant in absentia, accusing her of fraud and breach of trust. Nguyen had moved to Europe prior to the affair.

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