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Established in 1971, the state-owned Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC) oversees Syria’s facilities to develop unconventional weapons and their delivery systems. 1 Specifically with respect to the missile program, the SSRC controls the missile production facilities in Homs, Hama, Al-Safir and Aleppo. 2 Given Damscus’s dependence on foreign suppliers to advance its missile program, the SSRC collaborates heavily with Iranian and North Korean entities. 3 The U.S. government has imposed extensive sanctions on the SSRC and its subsidiaries.4
- Punitive measures, for example economic in nature, implemented in response to a state's violation of its international obligations.
- Stephen Pollard, “A Fearsome WMD Arsenal,” The Daily Telegraph, 16 April 2003; “Three Entities Targeted by Treasury for Supporting Syria’s WMD Proliferation,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, 4 January 2007, www.ustreas.gov.
- “German Daily Says Intelligence Shows U.S. Criticism of Syria Justified,” BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, 1 April 2003.
- “Test-Firing of New Scud Missiles by N. Korea, Syria, Iran Fails,” Japan Economic Newswire, 14 August 2009; and “N. Korea to Mass-Produce Syria-Provided Missile,” Japan Economic Newswire, 2 June 2009.
- “Three Entities Targeted by Treasury for Supporting Syria’s WMD Proliferation,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, 4 January 2007, www.ustreas.gov.