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2009-06-08 06:45:00

Remnants of undeclared synthetic uranium have been identified at a second location by the UN nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, at a reactor in Damascus, BBC News reported.  The site in question was devastated in a 2007 raid by Israeli troops. Claims by the US have sparked an IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) investigation as to whether the site was a nuclear reactor that was not yet functional.  Apart from this incident, Iran is continuing to develop uranium in disobedience of the...

2008-09-28 15:00:15

The United States has installed and is manning an advanced new radar system in Israel, a defense publication says. The publication Defense News says the high-powered radar system has been set up to assist Israel's defenses against the potential of Iranian ground-to-ground missiles and marks the first permanent U.S. military presence in the country, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Sunday. The radar, its ancillary systems, equipment and technicians, were brought to Israel by more...

2008-06-22 12:00:08

A team of U.N. investigators set out Sunday to visit a Syrian desert complex attacked by Israeli warplanes as a suspected nuclear reactor site. The mission by the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency to Al Kibar will examine what, if any, evidence remains there of possible nuclear activity, Alalam Satellite TV reported. Nine months after the September Israeli bombing, U.S. officials passed on satellite images to the IAEA they said supported Israel's contention Syria was using the...

2008-06-22 06:00:07

Doha Al-Jazeera Satellite Channel Television in Arabic at 0531 gmt on 22 June carries the following announcer-read report: "A delegation of IAEA experts will arrive in the Syrian capital, Damascus, today for talks with Syrian officials on Israeli-US allegations that Damascus had built a nuclear reactor, with the help of North Korea. The delegation will inspect the site of the alleged reactor, which Israel bombed last year." Immediately afterward, the channel's anchorwoman conducts a live...

2008-04-24 18:50:00

The White House said Thursday that North Korea's secret work on a nuclear reactor with Syria was "a dangerous and potentially destabilizing development for the world," raising doubts about Pyongyang's intention to carry through with a promised disclosure of its nuclear activities. Seven months after Israel bombed the reactor, the White House broke its silence and said North Korea assisted Syria's secret nuclear program and that the destroyed facility was not intended for "peaceful purposes."...

2006-07-15 08:54:09

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria was not targeted in any attack by Israel on Saturday, a Syrian information official said. "No Syrian installation, military or civilian, has been targeted in any part of the country," the official told Reuters. The Israeli military said earlier it had only carried out bombing raids on Lebanese territory and not inside Syria after reports of attacks very close to the Syrian border.

2006-05-23 16:50:01

By Dan Williams TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel has speeded up efforts to develop long-range cruise missiles of a type that could be used should the Jewish state try to strike at Iran's nuclear facilities, security sources said on Tuesday. Israel sent warplanes to destroy Iraq's main atomic reactor at Osiraq in 1981 and has not ruled out similar action to prevent its arch-foe from getting the bomb should U.S.-led diplomatic pressure on Tehran fail. The greater ranges to Iran's nuclear...

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