Investigators from the International Atomic Energy Agency reportedly found traces of enriched uranium in Syria.
The finding by the agency, which works under the auspices of the United Nations, is a potential sign that Syria had been attempting to develop a nuclear program, Reuters quoted diplomats familiar with the IAEA probe as saying.
According to Monday’s report, the uranium was discovered at the same site that was allegedly bombed by the Israeli Air Force in September 2007.
The leaked information came shortly after the IAEA Director Mohammed ElBaradei announced he would release a formal, written report on the subject, Reuters reported. The IAEA had no immediate comment.
"It isn’t enough to conclude or prove what the Syrians were doing, but the IAEA has concluded this requires further investigation," a diplomat with ties to the organization said.