03 Jun '11, 10am

Myanmar too poor for nuclear arms: state media: YANGON - MYANMAR is not wealthy enough to acquire nuclear weapon...

Myanmar too poor for nuclear arms: state media: YANGON - MYANMAR is not wealthy enough to acquire nuclear weapon...

Myanmar is no position to take account of nuclear weapons and does not have enough economic strength to do so,' state media quoted Vice President Tin Aung Myint Oo as telling Mr McCain in talks in the capital Naypyidaw on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: AP YANGON - MYANMAR is not wealthy enough to acquire nuclear weapons, a top government official told visiting US Senator John McCain, who called on Friday for an end to any military ties with North Korea. 'Myanmar is no position to take account of nuclear weapons and does not have enough economic strength to do so,' state media quoted Vice President Tin Aung Myint Oo as telling Mr McCain in talks in the capital Naypyidaw on Wednesday. He said Myanmar was abiding by UN resolutions and has halted a peaceful nuclear research programme supported by Russia because the world 'may misunderstand,' according to the New Light of Myanmar English...

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