Scientist not seen since return to Iran

TEHRAN, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- An Iranian scientist claiming he was snatched by the CIA may have been imprisoned and tortured since returning to Iran to a hero's welcome, the opposition says.

Iran may take legal action in Amiri case

TEHRAN, July 15 (UPI) -- Iran reserves the right to take legal action in the future regarding the case of nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri, the Iranian foreign minister said in Tehran.
Iranian says CIA offered $50M bribe

Iranian says CIA offered $50M bribe

TEHRAN, July 15 (UPI) -- The Iranian scientist Tehran claimed was kidnapped by the CIA says he turned down a $50 million bribe offered by the United States, Iranian media reported.
Iranian scientist

Iranian scientist

TEHRAN, July 15 (UPI) -- An Iranian nuclear scientist who claims he was abducted by U.S. authorities says he was tortured and offered a large sum of money to stay in the United States.
By United Press International

Amiri on his way home, Iran says

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- An Iranian nuclear scientist left the Pakistani Embassy in Washington for his home in Iran, Iranian media reports indicated Wednesday.

Iranian scientist

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- An Iranian nuclear scientist who alleged he was kidnapped by the CIA has left the United States.
By United Press International

Scientist heads back to Iran from U.S.

TEHRAN, July 14 (UPI) -- An Iranian nuclear scientist whom Tehran claims was snatched by the CIA is headed back to Tehran, a spokesman for the Islamic republic said Wednesday.

Iranian scientist at Pakistan Embassy

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- An Iranian nuclear scientist who Tehran said was kidnapped by the CIA has taken refuge at Pakistan's Embassy in Washington, a Pakistani official said Tuesday.

U.S.: Didn't kidnap Iranian scientist

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- Washington didn't kidnap an Iranian scientist from Saudi Arabia who claims he is on the run, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department said.

Iranian claims he 'escaped U.S. captors'

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- A man claiming to be an Iranian nuclear scientist said in an Internet video that he is on the run after evading U.S. authorities in Virginia.

Riyadh aided CIA in kidnapping, Iran says

TEHRAN, June 15 (UPI) -- Intelligence services from Saudi Arabia cooperated with the U.S. counterparts to "kidnap" an Iranian nuclear scientist, Iranian lawmakers said Tuesday.

Dueling videos appear of Iranian scientist

TEHRAN, June 8 (UPI) -- Dueling videos of a scientist the Iranian government says was kidnapped by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency have been released.
Scientist's defection is intel coup

Scientist's defection is intel coup

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- The CIA is declining to comment on reports that an award-winning Iranian nuclear scientist who disappeared last year has defected to the United States.

Iran says U.S. linked to missing scientist

TEHRAN, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Iran says it has new evidence that the United States was involved in the disappearance of one its nuclear scientists during a religious pilgrimage.
Shahram Amiri
Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri answers the questions of the reporters after arriving at Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran, Iran on July 15, 2010. He is holding his 7-year-old son Amir Hossein. Amiri claimed he was abducted by American agents last year while the U.S. says he was a willing defector who changed his mind. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian

Shahram Amiri is an Iranian nuclear scientist who disappeared during an apparent umrah pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia in either May or June 2009.

The Iranian government accused the US government of kidnapping him, while reports by ABC News and Haaretz newspaper suggested Amiri "wanted to seek asylum abroad." On 13 July 2010, the BBC reported that Shahram Amiri had appeared and taken refuge in the Iran interests section of the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington DC, seeking help to reach Tehran. American sources confirmed he arrived in, or was taken to, the United States with the help of the CIA.

The Guardian reported that "he was an expert on radioactive isotopes for medical uses at Malek-Ashtar University of Technology (MUT), in Tehran," and reports in Iran said he "was also an employee of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation". Press TV reported that he worked at Malek Ashtar University, but the Iranian government would not confirm that he was a nuclear scientist. A later report by ABC News described him as a "researcher at Malek Ashtar University of Defense Technology," which according to the European Union Council, was “linked” to Iran’s Ministry of Defense and “set up a missiles training course in 2003.” The university's rector is a lieutenant general in the Iranian military who was "named in the UN Security Council’s first round of sanctions on Iran in 2006 as one of seven `persons involved in the nuclear program`.”

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