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BANGKOK — A U.S. senator [Jim Webb] on Thursday postponed a trip to Myanmar, saying it is a bad time to visit because of new allegations that
its military regime is collaborating with North Korea to develop a
. . . also concerns that Myanmar had broken a U.N. embargo on buying arms from North Korea.
. . .
Webb's statement cited news reports it did not identify. "From the initial accounts,
a defecting officer from the Burmese military claims direct knowledge of such plans, and reportedly has
furnished documents to corroborate his claims," his statement said.
The website of the Doha-based Al-Jazeera satellite TV station said Thursday it will broadcast a program Friday with evidence that
"Myanmar's ruling generals have started a program to build nuclear weapons (and) are trying to develop long-range missiles."