Nuclear stirrings in Burma

Nuclear stirrings in Burma - Asia Security Monitor, September 6, 2005
A Burmese opposition group has charged that Rangoon's military junta is gearing up to erect a clandestine nuclear program. The Geostrategy-Direct intelligence newsletter reports that the opposition Shanland website has revealed regime plans for a covert nuclear facility near the town of Maymyo in the central part of the South Asian state. Over the past two years, the military government is said to have occupied territory surrounding the suspect site and begun construction of roads and tunnels. Intelligence assessments have concluded that Burma is receiving assistance for its nuclear power program - which could evolve to have military applications - from both North Korea and Russia.
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