Russian foreign ministry: Strike on Syria could mean nuke disaster

September 5, 2013 | By | Reply More

Sep 05 – Russia is warning that a US strike on Syria’s atomic facilities might result in a nuclear catastrophe and is urging the UN to present a risk analysis of such a scenario.

hromedia Russian foreign ministry Strike on Syria could mean nuke disaster eu news2The warning comes from Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich. He said in a statement on Wednesday that a strike on a miniature reactor near Damascus or other nuclear installations could contaminate the region with radioactivity, adding: “The consequences could be catastrophic.”

IAEA spokeswoman Gill Tudor told the AP in an email on Thursday that her agency is ready to “consider the questions raised” by Lukashevich if it receives a formal request to do so from Moscow.

Russia’s Interfax news agency says that Moscow intends to bring up the issue at next week’s 35-nation IAEA board meeting.

Press coordinator for HRO media – Norberto Lluch contributed to this report.

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