Jerusalem slams Syrian stonewalling of IAEA inspections

By AP, JPOST.COM STAFF
June 6, 2009 21:19
Jerusalem slams Syrian stonewalling of IAEA inspections

Iranian nuclear technicians 248.88 ap. (photo credit: AP [file])

 
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Jerusalem on Saturday slammed "new suspicious findings [by the International Atomic Energy Agency], as well as Syria's attempts to avoid answering the demands of the IAEA's request to inspect [nuclear sites]," an official statement made by the Israeli Nuclear Research Agency said. "Syria is trying to erase all evidence of the activity undertaken at Dir Azur," the statement said. Dir Azur is the location of a nuclear site destroyed by Israeli fighter jets in September 2007. The statement - a rare official utterance by Jerusalem over the global hazard of nuclear proliferation - also slammed the "weakness shown by the international community, [a weakness which] allows belligerent policy on the side of North Korea. This policy is also carefully studied by Iran," the statement says. On Friday, the UN nuclear agency reported its second unexplained find of uranium particles at a Syrian nuclear site, in a probe sparked by suspicions that a remote desert site hit by Israeli warplanes in September 2007 was a nearly finished plutonium producing reactor.

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