Tags: Israel | Syria

Syria: Israeli Raid Did Not Occur

Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 07:40 AM

On Monday, journalists toured an agricultural center at the Syrian government’s invitation to prove what Ahmed Mehdi, a director of the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands maintains -- no nuclear weapons program or Israeli attacks occurred there, according to a report in the LA Times.

"The allegations are completely groundless, and I don’t really understand where all this W.M.D. talk came from,” Mehdi said, referring to weapons of mass destruction.

“There was no raid here — we heard nothing," he added.

The raid Mehdi referred to was the Israeli air attack on Sept. 6 that reportedly hit a nuclear-related facility that North Korea was helping to equip.

In Deir Ez Zor, Syria, the foreign reporters perused the rows of corn and the groves of date palms.

“You see — around us are farmers, corn, produce, nothing else,” said Mehdi as he led two of the journalists around the facilities.

Earlier, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in a BBC interview, said that Israeli jets took aim at empty military buildings, but he did not give a specific location. His statement differed from the initial Syrian claim that it had repulsed the air raid before an attack occurred.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

1Like our page

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved