Syrian nuclear site.
(photo credit: ISIS)
The suspected Syrian nuclear facility in Deir al-Zor was linked to three other facilities in the country, London-based Al-Hayat reported quoting excerpts from an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report released Sunday.
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The report did not give details on the facilities or on their locations.
was also claimed in the report that Syrian authorities' excuse to
import large amounts of equipment meant for "nuclear activities" between
2002 and 2006 was that the equipment was to intended for "civil
Syria undertook extensive measures to hide the
suspected nuclear facility at Deir al-Zor so that it would stay out of
the public eye, the report added.
Syrian authorities, according to the report, further contended that
uranium residue found near the facility came from "Israeli missiles"
that tried to destroy it.
The report concluded that the Syrian facility was similar to North
Korea's Yongbyon nuclear reactor, which was used by the North Korean
government for nuclear weapons testing before the IAEA forced it to shut down.