Syrian newspaper is accusing the U.S. of making false nuclear accusations against Damascus. It's expressing hope that a fact-finding trip by nuclear inspectors to Syria will not turn into a "prolonged affair."
The editorial in Syria's independent but government-guided Al-Watan newspaper Monday is the only mention so far in Syria of the nuclear inspection under way. Otherwise, Syria has placed strict bans on media reporting the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) visit to the country.
On Sunday, officials at the IAEA in Vienna confirmed the agency team had left for Syria for the visit -- which will examine U.S. allegations that Syria has secret nuclear sites.
Neither Syria nor the IAEA has confirmed any details of the visit