IAEA: No evidence for nuclear activity in Syria
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Wednesday denied the existence of any evidence that Syria has been developing banned nuclear weapons.
In a statement to Egyptian TV, General-Director of the IAEA Mohammed el-Baradei said "the Agency has no evidence on Syria’s attempts to build any nuclear program that violates the Non-Proliferation Treaty." "Syrian officials are ready to cooperate with the IAEA to prove that an allegation against Syria in this respect is groundless," he added.
He called all the regional states to work on preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction in the region.
US President George W. Bush on May 11 imposed sanctions on Syria, which Washington accuses of supporting "terrorism," seeking to produce arms of mass destruction and trying to destabilize Iraq. (albawaba.com)
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