Apparently the IAEA was not being forthright when it said there it had no evidence that Syria was building a nuclear reactor at Al Kibar. As recently as Tuesday, IAEA chief Mohammed ElBaradei declared that “we have no evidence that Syria has the human resources that would allow it to carry out a large nuclear program. We do not see Syria having nuclear fuel.” But according to Le Monde’s website cited in Ynet, the IAEA has been sitting on quite a bit of evidence. This comes amid reports that Syria and Turkey are thinking about setting up a joint energy company, which might include nuclear energy.
As Syria continues to climb the ladder of legitimacy, we still wonder, with Terje Roed-Larsen: What exactly are Israel and the West getting in return?