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IAEA has no contacts with Syrian opposition on Al-Kibar site - Amano

VIENNA, March 4 (KUNA) -- Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano said Monday the agency has so far no contacts with the Syrian opposition forces who captured Al-Kibar site in the eastern Deir Al-Zor Governorate recently.
There are sticking issues related to the alleged nuclear site which was bounded by the Israeli warplanes on September 6, 2007, Amano told reporters here after the IAEA Board of Governors began its first meeting of the year.
"As far as the implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic is concerned, I renew my call to Syria to cooperate fully with us in connection with unresolved issues related to the Deir Al-Zor site and other locations," he said.
The rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) claimed control over the site on February 24 after fierce fighting against the regular troops. (end) amg.gb KUNA 042228 Mar 13NNNN