In an interview with the B-B-C today (Friday), Mr. Blix said the two governments have sources and spying technology the inspectors do not, and should tell inspectors where to conduct their searches.
Three teams of U-N weapons experts visited the al-Tuwaitha industrial complex south of Baghdad today. The complex -- once considered the main site for Iraq's nuclear weapons program -- has been searched repeatedly by inspectors over the past month.
In a statement, the U-N nuclear agency says that during the visit Friday, the Muslim day of rest, its experts observed what it called "work-shift levels" during a non-work day time period.
Meanwhile, senior Bush Administration officials say the U-S military plans to send an additional 50-thousand troops to the Persian Gulf region next month. U-S military planners have been building up supplies and equipment in the region in case the United States takes military action against Iraq.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair told British troops today to get ready for possible war with Iraq. In a speech on British military radio, Mr. Blair said it remains unclear whether Iraq will be found in breach of the U-N resolution demanding Iraq disarm.
He said the troops' key mission is to prepare themselves so Britain and the United States can carry out military action against Iraq if it falls on them to do so.
Thursday, Mr. Blix and Mohamed el-Baradei, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, criticized Iraq's recent weapons declaration, saying it contained no "substantive changes" from data Iraq gave inspectors in 1998.
The United States and Britain say the Iraqi report is full of lies and omissions. U-S Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday it constitutes a "material breach" of the recent U-N disarmament resolution.
But Mr. Powell also made clear there would be no immediate use of force against Iraq and that the United States still wants stepped-up inspections, including interviews with key figures in Iraq's weapons programs.