US envoy offers Syria ultimatum to begin cooperating over nuclear plan

The chief US delegate to the International Atomic Energy Agency warned Syria on Saturday that it had until March to begin showing signs of cooperation over its nuclear plan or the country would face punishment. Gregory L. Schulte presented Damascus with the ultimatum ahead of an IAEA's meeting scheduled to take place in three months. Schulte told London-based newspaper Asharq Alawsat that "Syria must choose whether it planned to follow in Iran's footsteps or cooperate."