IAEA chief Yukiya Amano
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Syria reportedly stonewalling IAEA

Diplomats say Syria reneged on promise to cooperate with UN probe of its secret nuclear activities, claiming Damascus now says it cannot provide more information

Diplomats say Syria has reneged on a promise to quickly cooperate with a United Nations' probe of its secret nuclear activities.


Damascus promised such cooperation in June. But the diplomats say it now has announced it cannot provide more information to challenge a UN assessment that it tried to build a plutonium producing reactor until late fall.


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The diplomats asked for anonymity because their information is confidential. They said Thursday that UN nuclear chief Yukiya Amano will announce next month that he has been stymied in his Syria probe.


The International Atomic Energy Agency referred Syria to the UN Security Council in June for

stonewalling IAEA investigative efforts. The UN nuclear agency says Syria tried to build a reactor meant to produce plutonium, which can be used to arm warheads.




פרסום ראשון: 09.01.11, 14:18
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