U.S. voices concern on Syria’s nuclear activity


The United States on Friday urged Syria to cooperate with the international nuclear watchdog on its suspected nuclear activity, saying the decision to return ambassador to Damascus serves U.S. interests.

On Thursday, the International Atomic energy Agency (IAEA) said in a report that uranium particles found by the agency at a site bombed by Israel in 2007 showed that Syria could have been conducting nuclear-related activity.

“We remain concerned about Syria’s nuclear activity. They have not explained what was happening at the Al Kibar reactor. It’s refused to cooperate with the IAEA or account for chemically processed uranium found at two sites,” said State Department spokesman Philip Crowley.

“The presence of such particles points to the possibility of nuclear-related activities at the site and adds to questions concerning the nature of the destroyed building,” said IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, adding that Syria has yet to provide a “satisfactory explanation” for the origin and presence of the particles. xinhua



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