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BURMAS SECRET AGREEMENT WITH NORTH KOREA
May 16, 2007
Note: We have a new article, Free
Burma! Boycott Chinas Genocide Olympics!, about an emerging opportunity
for popular resistance against Burmas military junta, the SPDC. China, the
SPDCs leading supporter, is now vulnerable due to the fact that it will
host next years Olympic Games. Burma activists worldwide should join the
growing boycott against what are already being called the Genocide Olympics.
Through this, we can force China to relent in its support, and create exponentially
greater pressure on Than Shwe and his gang.
Russia has just announced that it will help design and build a nuclear research
center in Burma, with a ten-megawatt light water reactor. This confirms a relationship,
Russia assisting the SPDCs nuclear aspirations, that has periodically come
to light since 2001.
Dictator Watch has also learned that the SPDC, in its recent meetings with North
Korean diplomats, concluded a secret agreement that includes a resumption of formal
relations and other provisions.
North Korea is to provide assistance:
- In the construction of Burmas nuclear reactor.
- In the development of 120 mm rockets and the construction of a production factory.
- In the production of anti-ship mines, and the development of strategies to use
the mines to block shipping lanes. (Note: This last program can have only one
purpose to combat a U.S. intervention.)
Russia helped North Korea build its own reactors. It is assisting Iran as well.
As previously reported, we have received information that the SPDC is supplying
both North Korea and Iran with refined uranium, in contravention of United Nations
Security Council sanctions. Russian geologists have also been prospecting for
uranium in Burma.
What had been only the subject of speculation is now completely public. Russia,
North Korea, Iran and Burma, and with connections to China and Pakistan, are engaged
in a major nuclear proliferation effort. Iran and Burma argue that their programs
are only for peaceful purposes, not weapons development. This is the same line
that North Korea used, but as their weapons test last year demonstrated, it cannot
Condoleezza Rice this week said that there was no new Cold War. Tell that to Russia
and China, and their clients North Korea, Iran and Burma.