UN nuclear agency to discuss Iran, Syria

The International Atomic Energy Agency meets Monday for talks that will likely center on the UN watchdog's deadlocked nuclear probes of Iran and Syria. The basis for the closed session of the IAEA's 35-nation board of governors, scheduled to last several days, are two recent agency assessments. One accuses Iran of continuing to enrich uranium and refusing to clear up lingering questions about possible military dimensions to its nuclear program. Another chides Syria for not fully cooperating on efforts to settle inquiries about whether it was trying to build a nuclear complex at a desert site said to have been bombed by Israel in 2007.