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IAEA: Suspect Site In Syria 'Very Likely' A Nuclear Reactor; Iran's Uranium Stockpiles Growing


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says a remote desert site in Syria that was bombed by Israeli planes in September 2007 was "very likely" a nuclear reactor.

The IAEA said in a new restricted report that "the agency assesses that it is very likely that the building destroyed at the Dair Alzour site was a nuclear reactor which should have been declared to the agency."

It is the first time that the IAEA has officially made such an assessment since it began investigating the allegations back in 2008.

On Iran, the report said the IAEA had received more information regarding allegations of possible military aspects to the country's disputed nuclear program.

It also said Iran's stockpile of low-enriched uranium had continued to grow, despite increased international sanctions pressure on Tehran.

compiled from agency reports
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