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  • Missing Iranian scientist surfaces in Washington

    07/13/2010 12:01:04 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 18 replies
    Yahoo AP ^ | July 11, 2010 | Matthew Lee
    A missing Iranian nuclear scientist, who Tehran claims was abducted by the U.S., has taken refuge at a Pakistani embassy office in Washington and is planning to return to his homeland, the State Department said Tuesday. It was the latest development in a murky case that has been shrouded in mystery since the scientist, Shahram Amiri, disappeared while on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in June 2009. "He has been in the United States of his own free will and obviously he is free to go," department spokesman P.J. Crowley said. "In fact, he was scheduled to travel to Iran...
  • Did Clinton's Email Negligence Lead to the Execution of an Iranian Defector?

    08/08/2016 7:10:45 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 11 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | August 8, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    In 2009, Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist, traveled to Saudi Arabia, ostensibly to visit Muslim holy sites located in the Kingdom. Once there, he disappeared only to reappear later in some peculiar online rants, claiming to be residing in Virginia and alternatively, in Arizona, and expressing a desire to return to Iran. Amiri, who conducted nuclear research at the military affiliated Malek Ashtar University of Technology and worked for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, was said to possess a treasure trove of classified information on Iran’s illicit nuclear program. On his YouTube channel, he alleged that he was kidnapped by...
  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Cameraman Defects To US

    10/05/2012 3:39:28 AM PDT · by Fennie · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 1, 2012 | By Mark Hughes, New York and Adrian Blomfield
    Hassan Gol Khanban is thought to have planned his defection in advance of his trip to the United States, taking steps to have his family flee Iran in the hope that they too can gain asylum, his lawyer, Paul O'Dwyer, said. Mr Khanban, who is believed to have worked for the Iranian state broadcaster IRIB for several years, had accompanied Mr Ahmadinejad to New York to attend last week's session of the UN General Assembly. Mr O'Dwyer said that his client's wife and two children had left Iran while he was in New York and that efforts were being made...