Abducted Iranian Nuclear Scientist Seeks Refuge in Pakistan Embassy in Washington
2010-07-13 0:00

By Richard Spencer | Telegraph.co.uk



In a dramatic development in a long-running mystery, Shahram Amiri was said to be demanding to be allowed to return home.

Mr Amiri disappeared last year while on a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. Iran claimed he had been seized by the Saudi intelligence services working in collaboration with the CIA.

Washington said such claims were "ridiculous" but shed no light on what happened to him. The American television channel ABC reported it had been told by official sources that he had defected voluntarily and was providing information to the US authorities.

Intelligence websites said he had been "turned" while on trips to Frankfurt and Vienna, and had provided detailed information on the secret uranium enrichment plant the Iranians were discovered to be building near the holy city of Qom.

Iran and the United States have had no diplomatic relations since the Islamic revolution in 1979, and national interests are looked after by the Pakistan embassy in Washington and the Swiss embassy in Tehran respectively.

Mehr, an Iranian news agency, reported on Tuesday morning that Mr Amiri, a nuclear researcher at Tehran’s Malek Ashtar University who also worked for the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation, "went to Iran’s interest section and asked for a quick return to Tehran".

If the report is true, it will provoke an awkward and embarrassing diplomatic stand-off for the United States.

In the last two months, a series of videos have emerged which seem to be of Mr Amiri. In the first and third, shown on Iranian television, a man is seen talking into what appears to be a computer video phone, claiming he has escaped from his American captors and wants to come home.

"I could be re-arrested at any time by US agents," he said in the second, released two weeks ago. "I am not free and I’m not allowed to contact my family. If something happens and I do not return home alive, the US government will be responsible."

He also claimed to have been tortured.

There was speculation in the United States that the videos were attempts to prevent retaliation against his family by the Iranian authorities, who were said to be deeply concerned at the information he might have provided.

In the second video, recorded to professional standards, the same man talks straight to camera and says he is safe and is studying in the United States.

The Iranian authorities said at the end of June that they were presenting evidence to the Swiss embassy that Mr Amiri had been abducted, and demanding an investigation by the United States authorities.

Article from: Telegraph.co.uk




Webster Tarpley on CIA hand in Iranian scientist mystery (June 2010)

Video from: YouTube.com



Related Articles
Silencing the Saber-Rattling: How the American Empire Threatens the Potential Iranian Counter-Revolution
U.S. Is Funding Iranian Nuclear Program
Iranian Protest vs. London Protest
Iran: Punish U.S. for "shameful" nuclear threats
Welcome to the era of anti-nuclear imperialism
Another Nuclear Scientist Assassinated: Tehran Bomb
Italian Nuclear Physicist MURDERED! Was it the CIA?
Israeli nuclear whistleblower under house arrest
British nuclear expert dies in 40-metre plunge
Canadian Atomic Scientist vanishes without trace


Latest News from our Front Page

Facebook completes first drone flight above UK, Mark Zuckerberg confirms
2015-03-28 3:15
Solar powered drones which provide internet access to rural and remote areas have been trialled in UK for first time by Facebook. They “have a wingspan greater than a Boeing 737 but will weigh less than a car”, according to the social network's chief Mark Zuckerberg. The drones, developed by Somerset-based company Ascenta which Facebook bought last March, will beam down laser-guided ...
300 Young English Girls (and a few Boys) Groomed and Assaulted by Oxfordshire "Gangs," Report Finds
2015-03-28 2:04
Editor's note: This story is a few days old now but the echoes of Rotherham just keeps coming. A few weeks ago there was Halifax, now Britain proudly can add Oxfordshire to their line up of diversity success stories. Below is the story from the telegraph: Serious case review finds failings by police and social services as it identifies hundreds of victims A ...
British POW describes the horror of the bombing of Dresden
2015-03-28 0:33
Partial Transcript of Interview with Victor Gregg, WW2 British solder and POW: Interviewer: "Tell us how it was that you were in Dresden at that time." Victor Gregg: "It was evil....thousands of firebombs dropping all over the place, heat, fire, people screaming, people burning, people alight. After about half an hour it started developing into something that was really bad....It was ...
Rape of 285,000 German Women at the End of WWII Trigger Damage Control by Mainstream Media
2015-03-27 20:25
Is Exposing Allied War Crimes an honorable act? No, it’s slandering heroes according to Daily Mail A recent article from the Daily Mail that pretends to look at the post WWII crimes and rapes of the Allies against the German people is actually damage control. It’s really an attempt to divert away from the true horrors that was visited upon Germany ...
Minister of Migration attacked by asylum seeker with fire extinguisher
2015-03-27 2:12
Sweden’s Minister of Justice & Migration also known as Morgan “only 1%” Johansson, has been attacked with a fire extinguisher when he visited an asylum home for future Swedes. Regional newspaper, Kristiandstadsbladet reported that a man who had been living at the home for a couple of weeks grabbed a fire extinguisher and sprayed foam all over the minister who didn’t ...
More News »