The Spy Who Ran Back to the Cold
July 13, 2010 9:37 AM Subscribe
posted by msalt (25 comments total)
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On June 6th, Shahram Amiri - an Iranian nuclear scientist -- appeared on a YouTube video
claiming he was abducted by US and Saudi authorities in Medina, drugged and flown to the US. On June 7th, a second video on Youtube
appeared where he, or someone claiming to be him, said he was fine, studying in the US. (The U.S. government has no official comment
but cited him as a source on Iran's nuclear program.) A 3rd video
backed the first.
Now Pakistan says Amiri is in hiding in its Washington embassy's Iranian interests section
under asylum and making arrangements to get back to Iran. How he got there, and why, is a mystery.
For another non-objective perspective, here's Russia Today's
TV news story
, which they paid to make the featured story on YouTube searches.