Diplomats say the US and key allies are objecting to an International Atomic Energy Agency offer to help Syria as it considers building a civilian nuclear power plant. The diplomats have told The Associated Press that the West objects because Damascus is being investigated over allegations it tried secretly to build a reactor that could produce fissile warhead material. Syria denies illicit nuclear activity. The IAEA feasibility study would cost just over $350,000, according to a copy of a confidential document obtained by the AP. But the diplomats said Friday that the Western nations are even more concerned that the project would send the wrong signal.