UN Investigators Probe Possible Syrian Uranium Enrichment Plant

(AP-Washington Post) Desmond Butler - UN investigators have identified a previously unknown complex in the Syrian city of Al-Hasakah that bolsters suspicions that the Syrian government worked with A.Q. Khan, the father of Pakistan's atomic bomb, to acquire technology that could make nuclear arms. The buildings closely match the design of a uranium enrichment plant provided to Libya. IAEA investigators homed in on the Al-Hasakah facility after an intensive analysis of satellite imagery, sparked by a belief that Khan had an additional government customer. They identified the site, the largest industrial complex in Al-Hasakah, after a 2006 report in a Kuwaiti newspaper claimed Syria had a secret nuclear program in the city.

2011-11-01 00:00:00

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