Archive for the 'UN' Category

IMF Report on Syria: Non- oil exports increased 23.5 percent

IMF economic report on Syria in full, here. Per capita income is $2150 per year. This means the average Syrian is earning about $179 a month or SYP 8200. On the whole, it is a positive report. Read Derhally’s good summary below. Syria’s Economy May Slow as Result of Links to Gulf, IMF Says By Massoud A. […]

Nukes, Obama Policy Advice, the New Team

US, IAEA chief clash over Syria By GEORGE JAHN VIENNA, Austria (AP) — The chief U.N. nuclear inspector said Monday that Syria had a right to his agency’s help in planning a power-producing atomic reactor, in what diplomats described as a rejection of U.S.-led efforts to block the aid. The clash reflected tensions between Mohamed […]

Syria blames Israeli bombs for uranium traces

Syria blames Israeli bombs for uranium traces By ALBERT AJI – 2 hours ago DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s foreign minister suggested Wednesday that Israeli bombs may be the source of uranium traces that diplomats at the U.N. nuclear agency said were found at a suspected nuclear site. Walid al-Moallem said the diplomatic leaks about […]

IAEA Irked at “Premature” Syria Nuclear Disclosures

Here is an interesting blog posting from Moon of Alabama mocking the nuclear story. I am unable to assess this, but the sorce is smart. IAEA Irked at “Premature” Syria Nuclear Disclosures By Mark Heinrich November 11, 2008 VIENNA (Reuters) – The U.N. nuclear watchdog criticized on Tuesday diplomatic disclosures that it had found uranium […]

Comments from Jihad Makdissi

Jihad Makdissi is the spokesman for Syria’s embassy in London. He appears quite frequently on Arab and European Satellite TV news shows such as the BBC and Aljazeerah. Here is his latest appearance on BBC Radio today. Being an avid reader of Syria Comment, Jihad wanted to comment on our last few discussion topics. Here […]