Burma builds nuke plant with N Korean help: Leaks

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Washington, Dec 10: The latest United States diplomatic cables leaked by whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks revealed that Burma was building an nuclear plant with the help of North Korea.

Cables published in Guardian exposed that a Burmese military officer revealed about the construction of nuclear plant with the help of North Korean technicians. The cables sent from the US embassy in Rangoon in Aug 2004 discussed the nuclear plan of Burma.

The cable said, "The North Koreans, aided by Burmese workers, are constructing a concrete-reinforced underground facility that is '500ft from the top of the cave to the top of the hill above."

"North Korean workers are reportedly assembling "SAM missiles" and constructing an underground facility at a Burmese military site in Magway Division, about 315 miles NNW of Rangoon, according to XXXXXXXXXXXX . This unsolicited account should not be taken as authoritative, but it tracks with other information garnered and reported via XXXXXXXXXXXX," said the cable.

"The second-hand account of North Korean involvement with missile assembly and military construction in Magway Division generally tracks with other information Embassy Rangoon and others have reported in various channels," the cable added.

Another cable related to Burma described that a well-placed source in the Burmese military government said General Thura Shwe Mann had visited North Korea in 2008.

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