Friday, April 15, 2011

WikiLeaks: Syria Aimed Chemical Weapons at Israel

From WikiLeaks: via Ronen Bergman at Ynet News
Syria Aimed Chemical Weapons at Israel

Syria placed long-range missiles equipped with chemical warheads on high alert after an attack on a Syrian nuclear plant in 2007, WikiLeaks documents obtained by Yediot Ahronot indicate.

In March 2008, then-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told a group of U.S. congressmen that Syria's mobile missile system was on full alert after the 2007 incident.

Syria has a large number of Scud missiles able to hit all parts of Israel. Some of those missiles are armed with chemical warheads.

According to foreign reports, Israel's Mossad obtained information on the nuclear plant, built for Syria by North Korea, from a laptop stolen from a senior Syrian official.

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