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WikiLeaks: Syria aimed chemical weapons at Israel after the attack on its nuclear plant

In 2008 meeting between Ehud Olmert, US senior officials, former prime minister said Syria placed long-range missiles with chemical warheads on high alert following attack on nuclear plant, WikiLeaks papers suggest.

Ronen Bergman Published: 04.14.11

Syria placed long-range missiles equipped with chemical warheads on high alert after an attack on a Syrian nuclear plant in 2007, WikiLeaks documents obtained by Yedioth Ahronoth indicate.

In March 2008, then Prime Minister Ehud Olmet met with then Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives John Boehner and several US congressmen. Olmert addressed Operation Cast Lead which was in the final planning states and said that Israel had plans to cause considerable damage to Hamas in Gaza. He then added that the government was considering when and how to act.

Asked whether Israel intends to eliminate Hamas, Olmert repl


Added: Apr-14-2011 
By: aydeo
Middle East
Tags: WikiLeaks, Syria, chemical weapons, nuclear plant attack
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