A common tactic during the Cold War was for the Soviets to have a news report - disinformation or dezinformatsiya - backing their aims printed in a supportive news source in a target area, with a view to have other papers pick up the story. The Soviets would then report it in Izvestia & TASS as fact, when it started out as propaganda. I expect that the Iranians don’t need much instruction in that regard.
Now this from a few hours ago in Pakistan, refuting the claim:
A top army commander on Wednesday ruled out an imminent offensive in North Waziristan, contradicting a newspaper report that Pakistan had agreed to assault North Waziristan following pressure from the United States.We’ll have to see how this plays out.