Syrian officials have admitted that the site attacked by the Israeli air force last month was a nuclear facility, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Wednesday.
According to the newspaper, three Israeli diplomats present at a recent United Nations Disarmament Commission meeting overheard the Syrian representative clearly say that Israel's attack targeted a nuclear facility.
The Israeli delegation to the talks, headed by Miriam Ziv, the Foreign Ministry's deputy director general for strategic affairs, accused Syria of smuggling mass amounts of weapons into Lebanon in violation of the UN Security Council's resolution. In response a Syrian representative said Israel was the aggressor and mentioned its attack on a "nuclear facility."
Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar Ja'afari also took part in the meeting.
According to foreign sources, Israel launched the attack on the suspected nuclear site near Dayr az-Zwar in northern Syria a few days after a shipment of nuclear material arrived there from North Korea.
Until now Syria has vehemently denied the existence of a nuclear project in its territory, claiming the site in Dayr az-Zwar was actually an agricultural research facility.