ISRAELS top-secret air raid on Syria in September destroyed a bomb factory assembling warheads fuelled by North Korean plutonium, a leading Israeli nuclear expert has told The Sunday Times.
Professor Uzi Even of Tel Aviv University was one of the founders of the Israeli nuclear reactor at Dimona, the source of the Jewish states undeclared nuclear arsenal.
I suspect that it was a plant for processing plutonium, namely, a factory for assembling the bomb, he said. I think the DPRK [Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea] transferred to Syria weapons-grade plutonium in raw form, that is nuggets of easily transported metal in protective cans. I think the shaping and casting of the plutonium was supposed to be in Syria.
All governments concerned – even the regime in Damascus – have tried to maintain complete secrecy about the raid….