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Alleged US Iran documents forgery could prolong negotiations – Experts

The forgery of documents regarding Iran’s nuclear program, which the country’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) accused the US of, could break the deal before its deadline, Iranian experts told Sputnik.

United States intelligence agencies may have falsified portions of Iran’s nuclear dossier, which could lead the negotiations to breaking the June 30 deadline before a deal is set, experts told Sputnik Persian.

Iran’s envoy to the IAEA Reja Najafi said on Thursday that US intelligence agencies falsified information about Iran’s nuclear program.

“When it comes to pressure on Iran, there were special counterfeit documents which became the main instruments for pressure on Iran. This is both wrong information and false statements of certain persons before the negotiations began,” Iranian parliament international affairs advisor Hussein Sheikh al-Islam told Sputnik Persian.

According to Iranian nuclear issues expert Hassan Beheshtipour, the IAEA has previously refused to provide Iran with documents and sources on the issue in 2007 and 2011.

“It should be noted that Iran previously brought up the issue of falsification,” Hassan Beheshtipour, told Sputnik Persian.

According to editor-in-chief of Iran Press newspaper Emad Abshenas, the issue could lead to a break in the deadline for the Iran nuclear agreement.

“The main stumbling block in achieving an agreement with Iran in the scheduled time (before the end of June) is the US. Other countries participating in the P5+1 international intermediary group are completely interested in a successful end of the negotiating process,” Abshenas told Sputnik Persian.

By Sputink