Myanmar may be building bunkers for nuclear weapons

Leaked documents hints at cooperation between Burmese and North Korean officials

Newly released diplomatic cables show the U.S. fears Myanmar may be building bunkers to stash nuclear weapons in remote areas of the jungle, some 480-km from Rangoon. The 2004 cable, leaked by WikiLeaks, says Burmese workers are helping North Korea construct “a concrete-reinforced underground facility that is 500 feet from the top of the cave to the top of the hill above.” An estimated 300 workers were at the site, according to the document, which quotes a Burmese official. Another source said General Thura Shwe Mann, Burma’s de facto commander in chief, visited North Korea in 2008. Dockworkers and business people have suggested seeing suspicious cargo entering Burma in recent years too.

The Guardian

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