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The United States releases photographs of what it claims is a Syrian nuclear reactor built with North Korean help.
The reactor was destroyed by Israel in an air strike on 6 Sept 2007.
The attack was initially shrouded in secrecy out of what the Bush administration said was fear that public discussion could prompt Syria, which has long supported militant Palestinian groups, to retaliate.
"We are convinced, based on a variety of information, that North Korea assisted Syria's covert nuclear activities," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said in a statement.
"We have good reason to believe that reactor, which was damaged beyond repair on Sept. 6 of last year, was not intended for peaceful purposes," she said.
In detailed briefings to U.S. lawmakers and reporters, U.S. officials produced before-and-after aerial p
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