IAEA confirms finding unnatural uranium in Syria again
IAEA inspectors have found unnatural uranium particles in the sample taken from a bombed establishment in Syria, said a report submitted by Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to the members of IAEA council on Thursday.
The report said that the IAEA inspectors have found eighty uranium particles in the establishment blown down by Israel at a remote desert in eastern Syria. Syria has to give a proper explanation to the source of these substances, Xinhua reported.
The report also pointed out that "the possibility is very small that these uranium particles have come from Israel's air attack missiles."
A high-ranking official of the United Nations also said on Thursday in Vienna that "it can be sure that the found uranium particles" are not natural substances, but "are made by human hands."
Earlier, ElBaradei said in a report submitted on Nov. 19, 2008 that IAEA inspectors have found "a significant number of uranium particles" in the destroyed Syria's establishment, and the uranium particles were not natural substances but "produced as a result of chemical processing."
Israeli sent fighters to blow down an establishment at a remote desert in eastern Syria on Sept. 6, 2007, claiming it to be an establishment for secret nuclear weapon development. In May 2008, the United States provided IAEA intelligence, confirming Israel's accusation.
However, Syria keeps denying of secretly developing any nuclear weapons, saying that what has been destroyed by Israel is only "a military establishment," on which IAEA has carried out investigations.