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» June 9, 2011

UN Nuclear Watchdog Refers Syria to Security Council

BBC News


The UN nuclear watchdog is to report Syria to the Security Council over its alleged covert nuclear programme.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) voted to rebuke Syria on claims of an undeclared nuclear reactor. The alleged structure, which Syria has maintained was a non-nuclear military site, was destroyed by Israel in 2007.

The IAEA's move comes as international pressure mounts on the UN Security Council to censure Syria over its lethal crackdown on protests. European nations on Wednesday presented a separate draft resolution to the Council condemning Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime. Full Article   

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