Lugar Seeks Investigation into Military Ties Between North Korea and Burma

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Dick Lugar (R-IN) introduced a resolution today “calling on President Obama to report to Congress on the growing military relationship between North Korea and Burma,” according to a press release from his office.

“Greater attention should be focused on the details and scope of military equipment and technology transferred from North Korea to Burma,” Lugar said. “Events in other parts of the world should not detract from obtaining a reality check regarding the elevated military and strategic collaboration between North Korea and Burma”. 

Lugar’s resolution also encourages the President to call for an international investigation into allegations of international crimes by Burma’s government; to encourage countries neighboring Burma to establish safe havens for children forced into military service by Burma’s government; and to actively work with other countries for a release of all remaining political prisoners.

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) have co-sponsored the resolution. Read it here.

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