‘Real Concerns’ About Syria Going Nuclear

The State Department said Wednesday that the international community has “very real concerns” about Syria’s nuclear program, as the United States and its allies try to formally report the country’s nuclear “noncompliance” to the U.N. Security Council.

The push to raise a red flag over Syria’s nuclear program coincides with a campaign by Britain, France, Germany and Portugal to condemn the country in front of the U.N. over Syria’s crackdown on protesters.

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the nuclear threat and the crackdown speak to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime’s “ability to snub the rest of the world.”

“We’ve got two problems with Syria on two fronts,” Toner said.

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