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Repatriated Iranian scholar, , claims he was abducted by US agents in Saudi Arabia 14 months ago. On Wednesday in Iran, he denied defection charges.
Amiri told Iranian media that his abduction by the CIA was part of the U.S. campaign to obtain classified information about Iran's nuclear projects. He also said that U.S. security officials attempted to "bribe" him for their political ends against Iran but they failed.
On Tuesday, the Iranian scholar resurfaced in the Pakistani embassy in Washington and demanded to return to Iran. In response to the issue, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the Iranian had been in the United States for some time "of his own free will" and that "he was free to go." Iran's Foreign Ministry says it is determined to continue its investigation into Amiri's abduction.
|An image grab taken from Iran's state-run English-language Press TV shows Iranian |
nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)