ElBaradei: Israel Violated International Law in 2007 Attack on Syria
IAEA Head Says Evidence on Alleged Syria Reactor Elusive
By Jason Ditz ∙ AntiWar News ∙ February 1, 2009
In an interview with Newsweek magazine, IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei was asked why he didn’t condemn Syria and North Korea for “building a nuclear reactor” - referring to the alleged gas-graphite reactor some claim was being constructed along the Euphrates River.
The Israeli military attacked the facility in September of 2007, and only several months later did the United States allege that it was a nuclear facility designed to produce small amounts of plutonium. The IAEA investigated, but found little in the way of evidence. In spite of this, the United States called for the IAEA to curb Syria’s membership rights and diplomats have demanded that the nation “remain under the spotlight.”