NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL WEAPONS
2008: UN nuclear weapons inspectors found traces of processed uranium at the
site of a suspected nuclear weapons research center in Syria. Commercial
satellite photos of the suspected Syrian nuclear facility, which was bombed by
Israel in September, 2007, showed structures that indicated a nuclear research
facility was under construction. The Syrians promptly removed the structures,
both the ones that were bombed and those left intact, after the Israeli raid.
technicians were involved with whatever was going on there, although Syria
denied any nuclear work was taking place. Denying that North Koreans were
around was more difficult, as North Koreans have been seen entering and leaving
this area for months. North Korea is believed to be still selling weapons, and
possibly nuclear technology, to Syrian mentor Iran.