The Scotsman reports that Syria was developing nuclear capability with North Korean help and Israel helped the world by destroying that effort:
THE head of the International Atomic Energy Agency has said for the first time that a target destroyed by Israeli warplanes in the Syrian desert in 2007 was the covert site of a future nuclear reactor, countering assertions by Syria that it had no atomic secrets.
The article continues:
Yesterday’s comments by IAEA chief Yukiya Amano were the first time the agency has said so unequivocally. Mr Amano spoke during a Paris news conference meant to focus on the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
“The facility that was … destroyed by Israel was a nuclear reactor under construction,” he told a full news conference. “It was a reactor under construction.”