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The Burmese Nuclear Programme

The Burmese Nuclear Programme

Press Release: Terry Evans

8 June 2010

A recent defection by Sai Thein Win, a former Burmese army major, has shed light on Burma's fledgling nuclear program. The papers and photographs he smuggled out of Burma detail experiments with specialised equipment needed to build a nuclear reactor to make plutonium and develop a uranium enrichment program.

Last week US Senator Jim Webb, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia and Pacific Affairs, postponed a trip to Burma because of these sensational allegations.

The disturbing news that Burma's ruthless junta has embarked on a program to develop nuclear weapons should sound alarm bells throughout the international community.


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