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)
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