Iran said on Sunday it had cleared up all past outstanding
issues over its nuclear program with the United Nations nuclear
watchdog and accused the United States of providing intelligence
that was fake.
"The work plan is finished," Ali Asghar Soltanieh,
Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, told
Reuters, referring to a pact between Tehran and the IAEA to
answer outstanding questions about its nuclear activities one
In its latest report published on Friday, the IAEA said Iran
had responded to questions and clarified issues raised in the
context of the work plan struck in August, with the exception
of alleged studies into the possible deionization of nuclear
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The agency said it confronted Iran for the first time with
Western intelligence reports of work linked to making atomic
bombs, adding Tehran had failed to provide satisfactory answers.
Soltanieh said the intelligence, coming mainly from the U.S.
and a laptop spirited out of Iran in 2005, was fake. "This
is 100 percent fabricated and forged," said Soltanieh.
Tehran was only shown some of the documents in mid-February,
after it had already given its final assessment on the outstanding
issues to the agency and in any case too late to be addressed
in time for the February report, said Soltanieh.
United States envoy to the IAEA Gregory Schulte rejected the
accusations, saying indications that Iran had conducted weapons
related work had come from multiple sources, involved a number
of activities and were "very consistent" with findings
in the National Intelligence Estimate published in December.
Schulte also added that Iran has had years to answer.