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By Massoud A. Derhally
Nov. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Israeli missiles are the source of traces of uranium that diplomats at the International Atomic Energy Agency say were found at a suspected nuclear site in
``The basis of American complaint and allegations, presented to the IAEA seven months after the Israeli raid, is that a reactor was under construction, not operating, so where did the uranium particles come from?'' al-Moallem said late yesterday, according to the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency. ``Why has nobody asked about the content and type of Israeli shells used in destroying this building, in light of the U.S. and Israel's use of uranium in their shells?''
IAEA Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei said Sept. 22 that United Nations inspectors, on a visit in June, hadn't found any traces of nuclear material at the site in al-Kibar that was bombed by
The IAEA will present findings on its investigation into the Syrian site to the UN agency's 35-member board of directors before their next meeting on Nov. 27, ElBaradei said in
``I regret very much the fact that we were not allowed to investigate the issue before the facility was destroyed,'' ElBaradei said Nov. 11 in a
Syria, which is a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, has denied the
Al-Moallem said ``leaks of information by some Western diplomats is a clear indication that the goal is to put pressure on Syria, particularly as the campaign came before ElBaradei reports to the board of governors. This means that the subject is not technical but political.''
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