Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Contact Us | All Access E-Edition | Home RSS
 
 
 

Syria urges UN nuke agency to asses strike risk

September 10, 2013
Associated Press

VIENNA (AP) — Syria has joined Russia in asking the U.N. atomic agency to assess the hazards posed by a possible military strike on its nuclear facilities.

The comments Tuesday by Bassam Al-Sabbagh, Syria's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, follow a similar request by Moscow in a meeting Monday of the IAEA's 35-nation board.

Russia is Syria's strongest ally in efforts to prevent U.S. air strikes on Syrian government targets in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack that killed hundreds of Syrians.

Al-Sabbagh expressed "deep concern" about the nuclear risks of an attack. He told reporters Syria feels the agency has the authority to do an assessment.

The U.S., however, says such a report is outside the IAEA's mandate.

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano says he needs time to consider the request.

 
 

 

I am looking for:
in:
News, Blogs & Events Web