VIENNA, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The chief of the
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said that it needs more time to
prepare a report on Syria's nuclear plans as required by the United States.
"It is impossible for the International Atomic Energy
Agency to issue the report on Syrian nuclear plans within a few weeks as
required by the United States, said Mohammed ElBaradei, IAEA Director General,
here on Thursday evening.
ElBaradei also noted that the IAEA's work should not
be guided by political intentions, and that the IAEA will not issue the report
before it fully understands the facts, according to media news here on Friday.
ElBaradei also showed dissatisfaction to the United
States and Israel for only providing the IAEA with photos of the destroyed
facility in Syria after the Israeli air force bombed it out.
He pointed out that the photos only show destructed
buildings, but "It is very difficult for us to find out the facts after the
destruction of this building."
Israeli air force bombed out a facility in the remote
desert region of east Syria in Sept. 2007. The United States and Israel claimed
this facility to be a secret nuclear reactor, but Syria said it is only a normal
military facitlity. Therefore, the IAEA began probing the area and has required
further explanation from Syria.
So far, the IAEA has found no radioactive material in
the area of the destructed facility, but the IAEA would continue its
investigation, ElBaradei said on the IAEA council meeting in Vienna on Sept. 22.