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Iranian nuclear scientist says he was kidnapped by CIA

07-15-2010 13:51 BJT

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The Iranian nuclear scientist, Shahram Amiri, who went missing for more than a year, has told reporters in Tehran he was kidnapped by the CIA.

He says the abduction was part of a U.S. campaign to put political pressure on Iran.

Amiri, who arrived in Tehran early Thursday morning, told a news conference that he was abducted during a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in June last year.

He says he was forced to board a military aircraft, and was then interrogated and tortured by U.S. and Israeli agents, who were seeking classified information on Iran's nuclear projects.

The U.S. government brushed away the abduction allegations, saying Amiri had defected to Washington, and voluntarily provided information, and has now changed his mind.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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