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Syria has been in the news the last few weeks. First, for word that Turkey was helping to negotiate peace talks between Syria and Israel over the disputed Golan Heights region. Then, just a day later - news that Israel had bombed a Syrian facility it claimed was a nuclear reactor, being built with help from the North Koreans. The CIA sent out pictures to back this claim - and president Bush used it to put heat on the Syrians - along with their close allies, Iran. This news was held from the public for months, raising questions about "why now?"
The Syrians deny the claims - and their US Ambassador Imad Moustapha called the picture evidence "laughable."
Where We Live spoke with Moustapha earlier this week, when he was in Connecticut as part of the Middle East Lecture Series at Central Connecticut State University.
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