West Fears Iran Will Try to Seize Syria's Uranium Stockpile

Nuclear experts believe that the Syrian uranium is enough for the construction of at least five nuclear bombs; obtaining the uranium could help the Iranians begin a secret enrichment program without the international community's knowledge.

Amid the international community's concerns over Syria's possible use of its chemical weapon arsenal against its citizens and the possible transfer of those weapons to terror organizations, another worry has been added: a stockpile of some 50 tons of uranium that are still held by the Assad regime following the destruction of its planned nuclear reactor.