Syria Rejectes IAEA Inspection Of Suspected Nuclear Site


Syria rejected demands by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to allow its teams inspect the suspected nuclear Deir Al-Zor site, bombed and demolished by Israeli warplanes in 2007.

The Surian ambassador to the agency, Bassam Al-Sabbagh, adddressing a session of the IAEA board of governors, on Thursday, expressed the Syrian Government rejection of the agency’s request to sign the Addition Protocol that grants the IAEA teams the power to examine suspecious nuclear sites, saying the inspection would violate the state sovereignty.

US envoy to the IAEA Glyn Davies has recently warned of Syria’s failure to cooperate with the agency and vowed to pursue pressure to coerce Damascus allow the international search sites with suspected nuclear activities.

The Syrians allowed international inspection of a site near the northern city of Homs last April.


KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

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