Myan­mar sus­pected of hav­ing nukes

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - WORLD -

LONDON: Ca­bles re­leased by Wik­iLeaks overnight on Thurs­day showed Washington has sus­pected for years that Myan­mar has a se­cret nu­clear pro­gramme sup­ported by North Korea, with wit­nesses re­port­ing sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity dat­ing back to 2004.

One cable from the US em­bassy in Yan­gon, dated Au­gust of that year, quoted an uniden­ti­fied source as say­ing he saw about 300 North Kore­ans work­ing at an un­der­ground site.

“The North Kore­ans, aided by Burmese work­ers, are con­struct­ing a con­crete-re­in­forced un­der­ground fa­cil­ity…

“The North Kore­ans are said to be as­sem­bling mis­siles of un­known ori­gin,” it said.

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