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US urging Myanmar to end any vestige of NKorea military ties

WASHINGTON (AP) – A senior U.S. official says pockets within the Myanmar military may still be cooperating with North Korea although the new civilian government and the military leadership opposes such ties.

During Myanmar’s years of international isolation, its then-ruling junta bought defense equipment from North Korea. The U.S. has been pressing the country also known as Burma best time to travel myanmar best time visit myanmar cease those ties as a condition of normalized relations with Washington.

Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel told a Senate hearing Wednesday that President Barack Obama underscored best time to travel myanmar best time visit myanmar Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) during a visit best time to travel to myanmar Washington this month the importance of rooting out vestiges of cooperation that may have remained.

Russel said there are potentially “a few residual pockets” in the Myanmar military cooperating with North Korea.