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Iraqis weigh suing Israel for 1981 destruction of nuclear reactor

BAGHDAD (WJC)–Iraq is planning to sue Israel for bombing its nuclear reactor at Osirak nearly three decades ago. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has instructed his Foreign Ministry to find out from the United Nations whether it can receive compensation from Israel. Israel’s Air Force bombed the reactor, which had not yet gone on line, in 1981.

A UN resolution passed at the time condemned Israel’s attack and determined that Iraq had a right to demand compensation, the ‘Jerusalem Post’ reported.

Baghdad has demanded that the United Nations set up a committee to assess the damage caused by Israel’s attack so it can calculate the appropriate amount of compensation. 

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  1. carol ann goldstein
    January 10, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I think Isreal needs to be held accountable for any damages caused by the bombing and any pollution caused by the release of reactor materials into the air, soil and water.

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