- American geoscientist and international radiation expert Leuren Moret says the whole country of Syria is plagued with radioactive contamination
- United States not only used depleted uranium weaponry, but provided it to terrorists fighting against the Syrian government.
- The US military fired thousands of rounds containing mutagenic weapon depleted uranium during strikes against purported Daesh (ISIL) positions in Syria in late 2015
- Claims an act of genocide, because the civilian population's exposure to depleted uranium causes genetic damage, birth defects, cancer, immune system damage, and other serious health problems.
American geoscientist and international radiation expert Leuren Moret says the whole country of Syria is plagued with radioactive contamination because the United States not only used depleted uranium weaponry, but provided it to terrorists fighting against the Syrian government.
Dr. Moret made the remarks in interview with Press TV on Friday, days after the Pentagon admitted that it used depleted uranium (DU) ammunition in Syria, the controversial weaponry that causes serious health problems among the population.
The US military fired thousands of rounds containing mutagenic weapon depleted uranium during strikes against purported Daesh (ISIL) positions in Syria in late 2015, reports said on Tuesday.
Dr. Moret said the use of depleted uranium ammunition is "not limited just to attacking Daesh, or ISIL, positions in Syria in late 2015.
Actually, the US government, the Pentagon has used depleted uranium in Syria from the very beginning, and that would be after [President Vladimir] Putin announced Russia would be assisting the Syrian government in removing the terrorists from Syria."
"They used it all over Syria where these battles have been, but they also armed terrorists with depleted uranium weaponry.
The whole country now, where the battles have been whether on battlefields or in urban regions, are all contaminated.
And that has to be cleaned up before they rebuild the cities, parts of Damascus, almost all of Aleppo, and villages too," she added.
According to experts, the use of depleted uranium is a war crime, a crime against humanity, and an act of genocide, because the civilian population's exposure to depleted uranium causes genetic damage, birth defects, cancer, immune system damage, and other serious health problems.
"The genetic damage to people in Iraq has been very, very extensive.
I worked very closely with Iraqi doctors.
I have been on tours of Japan and supported them and testified for them at press conferences all over Japan, and in other areas - Germany.
We had a World Depleted Uranium Weapons Conference that was fantastic," Dr. Moret said.
"The health effects are very well-known.
I made a map. I collected data from newspapers and news sources on conjoined twinning from around the world but especially from Iraq.
And conjoined twinning is when two twins are born but they are attached to each other.
This has always been a rare occurrence.
But it escalated in the United States during the atmospheric testing of the nuclear bombs," she noted. "And I saw a huge increase in conjoined twinning in Iraq, but it was occurring in the cities in Iraq where the largest battles were with the US.
Other birth defects and so forth that indicate radiation damage."
Dr. Moret said that the "the normal ratio is 110 baby boys are born for every 100 female babies.
And in Iraq that ratio has dropped from 110 male babies to the low seventies per one hundred female babies."
"The US and all of its allies are using depleted uranium weapons in Iraq, but also in Syria from their first entry into the Syrian battlefield.
They are absolutely lying about it.
They used it and given it to all the terrorists.
And they are continually resupplying it to the terrorists," the expert said.
"Russia had used depleted uranium very, very rarely, and only in the bunker buster bombs that they had to use to destroy underground bunkers and tunnels," she pointed out.
According to Iraqi doctors and many international health scientists, the use of DU weapons in Iraq caused the outbreak of diseases that were not previously seen in the country, such as new illnesses in the kidney, lungs, and liver, as well as total immune system collapse.
They also argued that DU contamination was connected to the sharp rise in leukemia, renal, and anemia cases, especially among children, across the Arab country in recent years.