Wikileaks: N. Korea helping build military site in Burma

According to Aug. 2004 leaked cables, Myanmar also assembling surface-to-air missiles; some 300 workers building concrete-reinforced facility.

December 10, 2010 10:23
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North Korean military parade

311_ North Korean military parade. (photo credit: Associated Press)

Myanmar has reportedly been involved in the construction of an underground facility and has been assembling surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) in Burma with help from North Korea,

"The North Koreans are said to be assembling 'SAM missiles' of unknown origin,'" the cable continues.

However, the cable concludes that, "We cannot, and readers should not, consider this report alone to be definitive proof or evidence of sizable North Korean military involvement with the Burmese regime. The...description made no reference at all to nuclear weapons or technology, or to surface-to-surface missiles, ballistic or otherwise."

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