DAMASCUS, Syria – Syria has no immediate comment on reports by diplomats at the International Atomic Energy Agency that uranium traces were found at a Syrian site bombed by Israel last year on suspicion it was a covert nuclear reactor.
Unnamed diplomats at the Vienna-based U.N. agency said late Monday samples taken from the site contained uranium combined with other elements that merit further investigation. One said the findings would figure in a report on Syria to be presented later this month.
Syrian officials had no comment on the report Tuesday. Syria has previously denied any covert nuclear program. Deputy Foreign Minister Fayssal Mekdad has said Damascus would consider a request by the nuclear watchdog to revisit the bombed site.