Country Profile: Syria

 

 

  • Officially known as the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Syria joined NAM in 1961 as the United Arab Republic (Egypt and Syria) and independently in 1964
  • Syria is a member of the Asian Group, the G77, the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation, and the Arab League
  • According to the IAEA, the Syrian nuclear program has come under scrutiny after the 2007 air strikes by the Israeli and American forces on Al-Kibar. IAEA inspectors have also discovered undeclared uranium particles. The IAEA board of governors have requested Syria to sign and fully implement the Additional Protocol. However, since 201 the Board of governors have not taken any actions because no progress has been made with the Syrian authorities.
  • The IAEA also indicates that the Syrian nuclear program has come under scrutiny after the 2007 air strikes by the Israeli and American forces on Al-Kibar. IAEA inspectors have also discovered undeclared uranium particles
  • The IAEA board of governors have requested Syria to sign and fully implement the Additional Protocol. However, since 2011, the Board of governors have not taken any actions because no progress has been made with the Syrian authorities. Furthermore in 2011, the IAEA issued a safeguard report on Syria stating that Syria was not cooperating with the IAEA. Syria has refuse to grant the IAEA with permission to sites that needed to be inspected.
  • Treaty & Agreement Membership
    • Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)
    • Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT)
    • International Atomic Energy AgencyPartial Test Ban Treaty (PTBT)
      • IAEA Safety Agreement
    • Conference on Disarmament