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All indications are that Syria is building a potent nuclear program with Iran's assistance and help. The United States government has never disclosed publicly the information but some believe that the CIA is fully aware of the damage that Khan has done and that Syria's nuclear program is more advanced than previously stated.
Originally posted by ThePieMaN
Anything that has Bolton in it has to be bogus. I wonder why we have never seen these reports before. Something smells funny.
Originally posted by xmotex
I seriously doubt that Syria has the resources to build nukes.
They're a country of less than 20 million with a $3500 per capita GDP (118th on the planet).
This sounds like more scaremongering to me.
Zaitseva said that, over the past 10 years, at least 88
pounds (40 kg) of weapons-usable uranium and plutonium
had been stolen from poorly protected nuclear facilities
in the former Soviet Union. While most of this material
subsequently was retrieved, at least 4.4 pounds (2 kg)
of highly enriched uranium stolen from a reactor in
Georgia remains missing.
Other thefts have included several fuel rods that
disappeared from a research reactor in the Congo in the
mid-1990s. While one of these fuel rods later resurfaced
in Italy -- reportedly in the hands of the Mafia -- the
other has not been found.