Vietnam names US-based puppet group a terrorist organisation
Hanoi: Vietnam declared a California-based exile group a terrorist organisation on Wednesday a month after 15 local members were convicted in a failed bombing of the country's largest airport.
The attempted attack at the Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City in April caused a scare but no casualties.
The communist government linked it to the Provisional Central Government of Vietnam, or PCGV, an exile group established in 1991 and little known locally but tied to the defeated US-backed South Vietnamese republic.
A court in Ho Chi Minh City in December convicted the group's local members of terrorism and sentenced them up to 16 years in jail.
Police have also issued arrest warrants for Dao Minh Quan and Lisa Pham for their roles in the case.