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Uranium claim: 'Well-founded'
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The Niger uranium claim

Lord Goldsmith
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September 2002 dossier
The uranium claims were first made public in the September dossier
Pre-war assessments that Iraq sought uranium from Niger were "well-founded on intelligence", the Butler report has concluded.

The controversial claims were first made in a dossier compiled by the British intelligence services on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, made public in September 2002.

Nuclear watchdog the International Atomic Energy Agency, had subsequently said some documents supporting the uranium claim were forgeries.

But Lord Butler said the government had intelligence from "several different sources".

"The forged documents were not available to the British government at the time its assessment was made and so the fact of the forgery does not undermine it," the report said.

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