Proliferation News
» September 1, 2011
 

Syria Reportedly Stonewalling the IAEA

George Jahn | Associated Press

Syria Assad

Syria has reneged on a promise to quickly cooperate with a U.N. probe of its nuclear activities, saying it won't be able to provide more information to challenge an assessment that it tried to build a plutonium-producing reactor until October, diplomats told The Associated Press on Thursday.

The delayed cooperation will likely add to concerns that Damascus was in the early stages of a secret program that could be harnessed to produce nuclear weapons. It also comes as Syrian leader Bashar Assad faces unprecedented international pressure over his months-long crackdown on anti-government protesters, possibly deflecting attention in Damascus from dealing with the nuclear issue.

The two diplomats, who asked for anonymity because their information is confidential, said U.N. nuclear chief Yukiya Amano will tell board member nations of the International Atomic Energy Agency that he has been unable to make progress in his Syria probe at their 35-nation meeting starting Sept 12. Full Article   



Follow the Nuclear Policy Program
RSS News Feed Twitter
Footer information begins here

More from Proliferation News


RIA Novosti
The United States continues to refuse to guarantee that the European missile defense shield will not be directed at Russia, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday. "They don't want to give us a guarantee that the U.S.-NATO [European] missile defense shield will not be directed at Russia," Lavrov said.     Full Article

 
 
Reuters
An Iranian effort to show increased openness about its disputed nuclear program is doing little to dispel Western suspicions about Tehran's atomic ambitions, with one Vienna-based envoy dismissing it as a "charm offensive."     Full Article

The Japan Times
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday that it plans to remove the melted nuclear fuel from inside the crippled reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant after repairing the reactor containers and filling them with water.     Full Article

Reuters
EDF is set to spell out to French nuclear watchdog ASN by mid-September the measures it is taking to solve construction issues that have hampered its landmark EPR reactor Flamanville project, the ASN said.     Full Article

CNN
Twenty-five of 27 spent fuel storage casks at a Virginia nuclear plant were shifted between 1 and 4 inches during last week's 5.8-magnitude earthquake, officials said Thursday. The cylinders, each 16 feet tall and weighing 115 tons, were not damaged, and no radiation was released.     Full Article

Footer information begins here

Carnegie Resources

Browse     Issues     Regions     Programs     Experts     Events     Publications

Multilingual Content     Русский     中文     عربي

Global Centers     Washington DC     Moscow     Beijing     Beirut     Brussels

Follow Carnegie
RSS News Feeds Facebook Twitter YouTube Scribd

About Proliferation News

Produced twice weekly, Proliferation News provides a free summary of news and analysis on efforts to prevent the spread and use of nuclear weapons. Visit the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program website for further information and resources. Please send your comments and suggestions to the editor at proliferationnews@carnegieendowment.org.

About the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program

The Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program is an internationally acclaimed source of expertise and policy thinking on nuclear industry, nonproliferation, security, and disarmament. Its multinational staff stays at the forefront of nuclear policy issues in the United States, Russia, China, Northeast Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East.

About the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results.

As it celebrates its Centennial, the Carnegie Endowment is pioneering the first global think tank, with offices now in Washington, Moscow, Beijing, Beirut, and Brussels. These five locations include the centers of world governance and the places whose political evolution and international policies will most determine the near-term possibilities for international peace and economic advance.

If you would no longer like to receive Proliferation News, please click here to unsubscribe.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

1779 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202 483 7600  |  Fax: 202 483 1840  |  Email: info@ceip.org