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International Atomic Energy Agency

Also called the IAEA. It was established in 1957 to promote nuclear energy while discouraging the spread of nuclear weapons. The IAEA reports to the United Nations General Assembly, but is an autonomous entity.
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But Sabbagh said the IAEA should turn its attention to Israeli sites.
The IAEA did nothing to expose Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi's illicit weapons program.
The IAEA said in the report that Syria has not been cooperative in clarifying the nature of the facility despite repeated IAEA requests for further information.
In a separate development, the IAEA has said that uranium found at the site of an alleged illicit nuclear facility in Syria last year is unlikely to have come from Israeli missiles that bombed it.
The Security Council requests in 30 days a report from the director general of the IAEA on the process of Iranian compliance with the steps required by the IAEA Board, to the IAEA Board of Governors and in parallel to the Security Council for its consideration.
If it were to resume nuclear safeguards inspections with full cooperation from North Korea, the IAEA estimates the work required to verify that all nuclear material in the country had been declared to the agency would take three to four years.
What then does this mean for the IAEA board's response to Amano's report?
The IWP defines an integrated framework for IAEA assistance to national nuclear power development activities, tailored to UAE needs and reflecting national plans as well as recommendations from IAEA" he added.
In addition to the lapses described above, Iran's failure to notify the IAEA of its decision to enrich uranium to a maximum of 20% uranium-235 in time for agency inspectors to adjust their safeguards procedures may, according to a February 2010 report from Amano, have violated Iran's IAEA safeguards agreement.
But the IAEA has long had information supporting the Iranian claim that it never asked for the document and has never used it since Pakistan's A.
Japan told the International Atomic Energy Agency on Monday that it will accept an IAEA inspection of a nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture that was damaged by a powerful earthquake last week, an industry ministry official said.