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Obama approves Vietnam nuclear deal

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President Barack Obama Monday approved a civilian nuclear pact with Vietnam which could lead to the sale of US reactors to Washington's energy-hungry former war foe. 

US President Barack Obama speaks to the members of the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, on February 24, 2014

The move by the president formally opened a 90-day review process in Congress. If no legislation is passed contravening the accord, it will then come into force.

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