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IAEA chief: Iran 's nuclear program special case

VIENNA (AP) - The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency describes Iran as a "special case" for his monitoring teams because of suspicions it might be hiding experimental nuclear weapons programs.

He also urges more cooperation with his agency from Iran and from Syria - which is also suspected of hiding nuclear activities that could be used to make weapons.

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano spoke Monday at the start of the agency's 35-nation board meeting.

Israel's nuclear program is also on the agenda - a point criticized by the U.S.

Glyn Davies, the chief U.S. delegate to the IAEA, said Israel has not violated commitments it has with the IAEA.

He was alluding to the fact that the Jewish state has never signed the Nonproliferation Treaty.

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