Iran Nuclear Scientist Defects to U.S. In CIA 'Intelligence Coup'
01-Apr-2010 (one comment)

An award-winning Iranian nuclear scientist, who disappeared last year under mysterious circumstances, has defected to the CIA and been resettled in the United States, according to people briefed on the operation by intelligence officials.

The officials were said to have termed the defection of the scientist, Shahram Amiri, "an intelligence coup" in the continuing CIA operation to spy on and undermine Iran's nuclear program.

A spokesperson for the CIA declined to comment. In its declassified annual report to Congress, the CIA said, "Iran is keeping open the option to develop nuclear weapons though we do not know whether Tehran eventually will decide to produce nuclear weapons."

Amiri, a nuclear physicist in his early 30s, went missing last June three days after arriving in Saudi Arabia on
a pilgrimage, according to the Irania... >>>

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IRI has killed and will kill more to stop more defections

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IRI murdered Dr. Ali-Mohammadi because he knew the recent history of
IRI's use of dual-use items and they could not trust him any more
(after his support for the green movement). In addition, IRI
used this to intimidate and silence other Nuclear scientits and
prevent them from defection.This all strted with Shahram Amiri's defection.