Syrian official dismisses uranium traces report

A Syrian official disputed on Tuesday that the UN nuclear agency's discovery of uranium traces at a bombed site was an indication that Syria was building a nuclear reactor. Buthaina Shaaban, an adviser to President Bashar Assad, also said in a CNN interview that Damascus had nothing to hide, and was waiting for the International Atomic Energy Agency to release a report on its investigation into Syria's purported nuclear activities. "They (Americans) said it is a building under construction," said Shaaban. "I don't know how a building under construction could have uranium." "I would rather say that we wait to see the (IAEA) report, and we would like the world to stand against aggression to which our country was subjected to."