The BBC has “posted”:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/7366235.stm what looks to be the CIA video briefing about the Syrian nuclear reactor that, as the briefing puts it (with an artful use of the passive voice), “was destroyed in September 2007.” We would, by the way, have an easier way of confirming the CIA’s information about the structure had the unnamed entity not blown it up.
It looks persuasive, but I need to think about it some more. I will note that the video says nothing about a reprocessing facility, without which the Pu contained in the spent fuel means dick.
For its part, the IAEA is a “bit annoyed”:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7366868.stm. ElBaradei
says the US gave his organisation its evidence about the Syrian reactor only on the same day that it briefed legislators on Capitol Hill.
A statement from the IAEA says that Dr ElBaradei “deplores the fact that this information was not provided to the agency in a timely manner”. It is now going to investigate further.