By PAMELA HESS
WASHINGTON (AP) — Syria's ambassador to the United States says the CIA fabricated pictures allegedly taken inside a secret Syrian nuclear reactor and predicts that in the coming weeks the U.S. story about the site will "implode from within."
Ambassador Imad Mostapha says the photos the U.S. government made public are, in his words, "ludicrous, laughable."
However, he refused to say what the building in the remote eastern desert of Syria was used for before Israeli jets bombed it in September 2007.
The United States says it was a secret nuclear reactor meant to produce plutonium, which can be used to make high-yield nuclear weapons. They allege that North Korea aided in the design, construction and outfitting of the building.