visited it in 2008 but wants follow-up access to take samples from the remains which could help its probe.
Washington has said the IAEA
may need to consider invoking its "special inspection" mechanism to give it the authority to look anywhere necessary in Syria at short notice.
The nuclear safeguards' are the means by which the IAEA
verifies that nuclear material is not being diverted to nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.
Yet, the IAEA
lacks the ability to ensure that these programs are strictly for civilian use.
The late notice about the site ''gives rise to questions about whether there were any other nuclear facilities in Iran which had not been declared to the agency,'' the IAEA
Iran was also said to be continuing to boycott IAEA
investigators looking into intelligence allegations of past covert atomic bomb work by Tehran, with the stalemate now more than six-months old.
The book is aimed primarily at drafters of national legislation, reviewers, and users of IAEA
safety standards, including IAEA
technical officers and consultants and bodies for the endorsement of safety standards.
The Security Council also notes with serious concern that the director general's report of 27 February 2006 (GOV/2006/15) lists a number of outstanding issues and concerns, including topics which could have a military nuclear dimension, and that the IAEA
is unable to conclude that there are no undeclared nuclear materials or activities in Iran.
has taken steps to strengthen safeguards, including conducting more intrusive inspections, to seek assurances that countries are not developing clandestine weapons programs.
Director General Mohamed ElBaradei was quoted as calling the visit ''a small but welcome step toward a return to full-fledged inspections required under North Korea's safeguards agreement'' with the IAEA
inspectors would periodically query each seal with a device that shines light into one end of a seal's cable and takes a Polaroid snapshot of the signature emitted by the other end.