ADL DISTURBED BY REPORTS OF ARGENTINE-SYRIAN NUCLEAR
New York, NY, August 25, 1995...Extremely disturbed by reports that Argentina
has signed an agreement to provide Syria with training and nuclear materials,
the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) urged Argentina to reconsider its decision.
In a letter to Argentine Foreign Minister Guido Di Tella, David H. Strassler,
ADL National Chairman, and Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, said
that "while Israel and Syria have conducted a number of negotiation
sessions, no peace agreement between the two neighbors has been signed.
Indeed, despite these negotiations, Syria continues to support anti-Israel
terrorist organizations, most prominently Hizbollah, and remains on the
U.S. Department of State's list of countries which sponsor terrorism."
Earlier this month a Syrian diplomatic and scientific delegation arrived
in Buenos Aires to discuss possible transfers of nuclear technology.
"At this time," Strassler and Foxman said, "any enhancement
of Syria's nuclear program -- even with materials intended for civilian
or `peaceful' use -- represents a potential security threat to the State
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The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.