UN nuclear watchdog: No information on nuclear site in Syria
The UN nuclear watchdog stated Monday it had no information about any "undeclared nuclear facility in Syria" and it was investigating media reports that such a site had been the target of an Israeli air strike last month. The International Atomic Energy Agency "has no information about any undeclared nuclear facility in Syria and no information about recent reports," spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said, according to AFP.
"We would obviously investigate any relevant information coming our way. The IAEA Secretariat expects any country having information about nuclear-related activities in another country to provide that information to the IAEA."
The IAEA was "in contact with the Syrian authorities to verify the authenticity of these reports," Fleming added.
According to The New York Times, Israel bombed a site in Syria last month that Israeli and US intelligence believe was a partly built nuclear reactor possibly modeled after one in North Korea.