Syria again denies bombed site was a nuclear reactor

Syria has again denied that a site bombed by Israel last year was a nascent nuclear reactor. The country's foreign minister said, however, that he wished Syria had such a program. UN nuclear inspectors visited the site in the country's north last week to investigate allegations that Syria was hiding elements of a potential nuclear arms program. Olli Heinonen, a deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said he was satisfied with what was achieved on the four-day trip but "there is still work that needs to be done." The Syrian minister, Walid Moallem, told reporters Wednesday that had Syria had such a secret program, it would not have allowed inspectors to visit the site.