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VIENNA, Austria, (AP) – Diplomats say Syria has told a 35-nation meeting that it will limit what U.N. nuclear inspectors can see when they go to check on allegations that Damascus is hiding atomic facilities.

Diplomats say Syrian nuclear official Ibrahim Othman told board nations of the International Atomic Energy Agency that IAEA inspectors will be able to go only to the site bombed last year by Israel.

The U.S. says the target was an undeclared nuclear reactor — something Syria denies.

On Thursday, Othman told the board that other sites the agency wants to check for hidden nuclear activity would remain off limits.

The diplomats who attended the meeting spoke on condition of anonymity because it was closed.

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