Iran has submitted serious evidence that the documents are
fraudulent. Iran’s permanent representative to the United Nations in Vienna,
Ambassador Ali Asghar Soltanieh, told IPS. He said he had pointed out to a team
of IAEA officials in a meeting on the documents in Tehran in early 2008 that
none of the supposedly top-secret military documents had any security markings
of any kind, and that purported letters from Defense Ministry officials lacked
Iranian government seals.
The official suggested that the states that had provided the documents might
claim that they had taken the markings out before passing them on to the IAEA.
It is not clear, however, why an intelligence agency would want to remove from
the documents markings that would be important in proving their authenticity.