Here is some good news, the North Korean regime has just lost another international revenue stream with their arms sales:
- Myanmar’s president has confirmed that his country bought weapons from North Korea during the past 20 years and assured his South Korean counterpart that it will no longer do so.
In a meeting with visiting South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, Myanmar President Thein Sein said his country never had nuclear cooperation with North Korea but did have deals for conventional weapons, Lee’s presidential Blue House said in an announcement Tuesday.
Thein Sein told Lee that Myanmar will no longer buy weapons from North Korea, honoring a U.N. ban, South Korean presidential official Kim Tae-hyo told reporters traveling with Lee, according to Blue House officials in Seoul.
Lee is on an official visit to Myanmar, the first by a South Korean president since North Korean commandos staged a bloody 1983 attack on visiting South Korean dignitaries. [Associated Press]
You can read more at the link but it appears that the regime in Burma really is serious about trying to reform itself and distancing itself from bad actors like North Korea. Wouldn’t that be something if they instead started to purchase weapons from the South Koreans instead?