Syria Denies Atomic Link To North Korea

Recent reports from Washington about alleged tiesyria, between North Korea and Syria were denounced in the Syrian press. Al Thawra responded to the charges with: “The magnitude of these false accusations might be a prelude to a new aggression against Syria.” North Korea also denied having made any offers of access to atomic weapons to Syria.

As popularity figures for President Bush continue declining, it increasingly becomes evident he is attempting to shift the focus of America in new directions — Iran and Syria. It is simply ridiculous to imagine Syria being capable of using atomic weapons at this point in time. Bush needs a scapegoat and Syria or Iran serve that purpose. The tragedy for Israel is having such an ally whose threats only makes it difficult to attain peace in the Middle East.