IAEA Press Releases

Press Release 2007/18

Recent Media Reports Concerning Syria

15 October 2007 | Statement attributable to IAEA Spokesperson Melissa Fleming on recent media reports concerning Syria:

  1. The IAEA has no information about any undeclared nuclear facility in Syria and no information about recent reports.
  2. We would obviously investigate any relevant information coming our way.
  3. The IAEA Secretariat expects any country having information about nuclear-related activities in another country to provide that information to the IAEA.
  4. The IAEA is in contact with the Syrian authorities to verify the authenticity of these reports.

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