Forged Iraq Documents Were Full of Flaws

ByABC News
July 16, 2003, 5:20 PM

July 16, 2003 — -- The forged documents detailing the supposed sale of uranium from Niger to Iraq were published today in a Rome newspaper obvious flaws and all.

Among the many glaring errors evident in the documents, which were allegedly produced by an underpaid Nigerien diplomat and published in La Repubblica, are the use of obsolete letterheads, incompatible dates and poorly forged signatures.

In one document that supposedly formalizes the sale of uranium to Iraq, dated October 2000, bears the signature of a man who has not been Niger's foreign minister since 1989.