US fabricated WikiLeaks cables: Iranian official

Official said cables aimed at damaging Iran`s ties with its Arab neighbours.

Updated: Dec 05, 2010, 10:15 AM IST

Berlin: A top aide to the Iranian President has said diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks were fabricated by the US and aimed at damaging the relations between Iran and its Arab neighbours.

Germany`s Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reported yesterday that the head of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad`s office, Esfandiar Rahim Mashai, told the newspaper "these documents cannot be authentic”.

It quoted Mashai as saying that the leaked cables "certainly have no negative consequences" for Iran`s relations with the Arab world.
Iran`s nuclear programme, which it insists is only for peaceful energy production, has sent chills throughout the region. Several Arab countries, according to the cables published by WikiLeaks, expressed strong concern to the US about it, including support for military strikes.