IAEA chief warns Syria to cooperate with nuclear probe

The head of the UN nuclear monitoring agency is warning Syria of negative consequences if it does not cooperate with the agency's investigation of its nuclear activities. An Arabic-language newspaper quotes International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei as saying that it is in Syria's interest to cooperate. The pan-Arab Al Hayat newspaper published an interview with ElBaradei on Sunday. The paper quotes him as saying that his agency still expects clarifications from Syria and Israel on issues related to a site bombed by Israel last year that allegedly had features resembling a nuclear reactor. IAEA inspectors found traces of processed uranium at the site during a visit this year. Syria denies the allegations.