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April 27, 2008

US rebuked over Syria nuclear case

Filed under: Politics,World News — disciplepete @ 9:40 am

Al Jazeera:

The head of the UN nuclear monitoring agency has criticised the US for withholding intelligence information that it says showed the construction of a nuclear reactor in Syria.

Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on Friday also hit out at Israel for bombing the site before inspectors could investigate.

ElBaradei “deplores the fact” that the information was not immediately passed on to the Vienna-based watchdog in accordance with the guidelines of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the IAEA said in a statement.

“Under the NPT, the agency has a responsibility to verify any proliferation allegations in a non-nuclear weapon state party to the NPT,” the agency said.

ElBaradei also said the agency would investigate the claims that Syria was building a secret nuclear reactor with North Korea’s help. (article)


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