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Confusion over Iranian nuclear scientist

07-14-2010 13:40 BJT

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Iranian nuclear scientist Shamram Amiri has taken refuge in Pakistan's embassy in Washington. Tehran earlier claimed he'd been kidnapped by the US. But a local satellite channel says the scientist now wants to return to Iran.

Amiri, a university researcher working for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, disappeared during a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia a year ago. Video clips of Amiri surfaced in the past weeks, creating confusion over his fate. Various men have claimed to be the scientist, giving conflicting information.

Shahram Amiri, alleged Iranian nuclear scientist, said, "I was kidnapped in the holy city of Medina on 3rd of June in year 2009 through a joint operation by the terror and abduction teams of the American intelligence agency, CIA. I was subjected to the worst kinds of torture and pressure."

In another video clip, a man who claimed to be the scientist said, "I am in America and intend to continue my education in this country. I am free here and assure everyone I am safe."

An image grab taken from Iran's state-run English-language Press TV shows Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri whom the Islamic republic says was kidnapped by US agents in two different video clips screened on Iranian television channels on June 8. An Iranian nuclear scientist has been in the United States by choice "for some time" and is "free to go," the US State Department said Tuesday.(AFP/ PRESS TV/File)
An image grab taken from Iran's state-run English-language Press 
TV shows Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri who the Islamic 
republic says was kidnapped by US agents in two different video 
clips screened on Iranian television channels on June 8. An 
Iranian nuclear scientist has been in the United States by 
choice "for some time" and is "free to go," the US State 
Department said Tuesday.(AFP/ PRESS TV/File)

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source:

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