Iran has accused the United States of forging documents and other
intelligence to the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency that says Iran had
studied ways to make atomic bombs.
In a letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency made available to
reporters Saturday, Iranian envoy Ali Asghar Soltanieh accused the U.S.
of providing the agency with forged documents. He said the U.S. has no
credible evidence that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons.
The U.S. and other Western nations have accused Iran of enriching
uranium to build a nuclear bomb. Iran has repeatedly denied this,
saying they are only pursuing nuclear energy.
Last month, the IAEA issued a report saying Iran is continuing to
enrich uranium, though at a slower rate than previously reported. the
IAEA also said Iran's government was cooperating with U.N. inspectors,
but would not answer questions about whether its program has military
In its August report, the IAEA said Iran has increased the number of
uranium-enriching centrifuges by around 1,000 to 8,300, but the report
said the number of centrifuges that were actually functioning had
The IAEA also criticized Syria for not fully cooperating on efforts to
address allegations it was building a covert nuclear reactor on a
remote desert site that was bombed by Israel in 2007.