Iranian Shahram Amiri denies being nuclear scientist on return to Tehran
The Australian
14-Jul-2010 (3 comments)

AN Iranian who claimed he was abducted by US spies last year has today denied that he is a nuclear scientist as he arrived in Tehran.
Shahram Amiri, who vanished from Saudi Arabia in June 2009 and surfaced in Washington this week, told reporters upon his arrival in Tehran that he was just a “simple researcher”.
“I had nothing to with Natanz and Fordo sites,” he said referring to Iran's two uranium enrichment sites.
“It was a tool the US government brought up for political pressure. I have done no research on nuclear. I am a simple researcher who works in a university which is open to all and there is no secret work happening there.”
Before leaving Washington yesterday, where he had taken refuge the previous day in Iran's Interests Section office, Mr Amiri told the Iranian Press TV channel he would describe his "ordeal" to local media on reaching Tehran.

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yolanda

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by yolanda on

His story sounds like straight out of Hollywood movie:

http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=134835&sectionid=351020101

It sounds like IRI is putting words in his mouth......I recall IRI called him nuclear scientist before....now both IRI and he said that he is not a nuclear scientist......

http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=134832&sectionid=351020101


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Yolanda

by Shifteh Ansari on

It's hard to tell what the scenario is.  With the hero's welcome and the lei and all, you can be sure that he is a part of a state scenario now.  Maybe he is trying to say that the US agents mistook him for somebody important and realized later that he was not very knowledgeable.

The guy looks too much like a dope to be a knowing and intelligent part of an "operation!"  But I guess somebody desperately wants us to believe all of this.


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by yolanda on

Is he trying to say that he does not know any secret and he did not give away any secret?