VIENNA, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Thursday "requested" Syrian cooperation in clarifying the country's nuclear issue.
"Syria has not cooperated with IAEA since June 2008 in connection with the unresolved issues related to Dair Alzour site and some other locations," Yukiya Amano, director-general of the IAEA, told a board meeting of the agency.
Amano revealed in his opening speech to the board that he wrote a letter to Syria's foreign minister on Nov. 18 to request the country to provide the IAEA with prompt access to relevant information and locations related to Dair Alzour.
The Dair Alzour site is a facility located in the desert of Syria, which was bombed to ruin in 2007 by Israeli fighter jets. Western powers have suspected that the site housed nuclear facilities, an accusation that Syria has denied.