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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Israel admits September target in Syria was nuclear

Israel has admitted for the first time that the target of its September raid deep inside Syria was nuclear (Hat Tip: HotAir).
The Japanese daily newspaper Asahi Shimbun cited sources at the Japanese foreign ministry for its report of a meeting between Ehud Olmert, the prime minister of Israel, and Yasuo Fukuda, his Japanese opposite number.

Mr Olmert is reported to have admitted that Israel carried out the bombing last September and that the target was a nuclear-related facility built using technical assistance from Pyongyang.


According to the paper's sources, Mr Olmert told Mr Fukuda that the site was a nuclear-related facility under construction with advice and assistance from North Korean technicians.

The sources added that Mr Olmert said Israel remained concerned about nuclear proliferation by North Korea and was seeking greater information sharing with Tokyo on the issue.

Japanese officials reportedly had differing views on how to interpret Mr Olmert's statement.

"While we cannot confirm the facts, the fact that such an assertion was made at an official occasion such as a summit meeting is significant, making it highly credible," said one foreign ministry official.

Others questioned the accuracy of Mr Olmert's claims, as they painted Israel and its armed forces in a positive light.


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