Friday, July 16, 2010

Iranian scientist says “offered $50 mln” to stay in US


An Iranian nuclear scientist who says he was abducted by CIA agents a year ago returned home from U.S. early.

World Bulletin, 15 July 2010

An Iranian nuclear scientist who says he was abducted by CIA agents a year ago returned home from the United States early on Thursday saying he was pressured to lie about Iran’s nuclear programme.

Washington denied kidnapping Shahram Amiri and insisted he had lived freely in the United States. A U.S. official claimed, however, that the United States had obtained information from him.

Amiri, 32, repeated claims he was kidnapped in 2009 when on a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia and transferred to the United States, adding that he was offered $50 million to remain in America and “to spread lies” about Iran’s nuclear work.

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