Iran May Hide Parts of Nuclear Program in Syria

(Jerusalem Post) Yonah Jeremy Bob - A major purpose of Iran wanting to enlarge its footprint in Syria may be to hide aspects of its nuclear program from the International Atomic Energy Agency, Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, a former top IDF military intelligence official, said Wednesday. Speaking at a Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs conference on the Iran nuclear situation, he noted that IAEA inspectors are limited to inspecting Iran's territory. Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz told the conference that due to U.S. sanctions, "in 6 to 12 months, the [economic] situation in Iran will be extremely grave." Steinitz said even if the U.S. is acting alone, its secondary sanctions could be even more suffocating for Iran's economy than prior UN sanctions.

2018-07-11 00:00:00

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