IAEA casts doubt on Syrian claims over suspect site
Written by AFP   
Thursday, 19 February 2009

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Uranium found at the site of an alleged illicit nuclear facility in Syria last year is unlikely to have come from Israeli missiles that bombed it, the UN atomic watchdog said Thursday.

The IAEA's "current assessment is that there is a low probability that the uranium was introduced by the use of missiles," the International Atomic Energy Agency wrote in a restricted report, a copy of which was obtained by AFP.

Syria has alleged that particles of uranium found at a remote desert site which the United States alleges was a covert nuclear reactor came from the Israeli bombs that razed the site in September 2007.

-AFP