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US objects to Russian request for IAEA analysis on Syrian reactor
The United States said on Monday it disagreed with a Russian request for the UN nuclear agency to analyse the possible risks involved if a Syrian reactor were to be hit during military strikes.

 

Russia said last week US-led military action against Syria's government could have catastrophic effects if a research reactor near Damascus that contains radioactive uranium was struck "by design or by chance." Russia's Foreign Ministry called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to urgently assess the risk as the United States considers a punitive military strike in Syria over an alleged chemical attack. (Reuters)