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Syrian Tells UN Committee That Israel is Building Atomic Reactor, Could Produce Bombs

Syria told a United Nations committee considering disarmament today that Israel is building an atomic reactor which could produce atomic bombs. Addressing the Political and Security Committee, Raffic Jouejati said that Israel had rejected inspection and had not signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. The committee is considering six draft resolutions on disarmament.

Mr. Jouejati said that mistrust between nations must be eliminated in order to achieve disarmament and security and that the non-proliferation treaty should be ratified and go into force as soon as possible. He added that by continuing its occupation of Arab territories, Israel had given proof of colonialist objectives and that security guarantees were thus necessary.