Supposed Iranian nuclear defector claims escape from CIA

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 30, 2010 03:24

 
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A video with a man claiming to be an Iranian nuclear scientist kidnapped by CIA agents aired on Iranian state television on earlier in June, Reuters reported Wednesday.

The individual claimed that he was Iranian atomic researcher Shahram Amiri, who disappeared during a pilgrimage trip to Mecca last year and that he had escaped his CIA minders.

ABC news reported in March that Amiri had defected to the United States after arriving in Saudi Arabia and had become a CIA asset.

"Minutes ago I managed to escape American security agents in the state of Virginia. I am now in a safe place making this video," the supposed Amiri said in the film. "I could be arrested again by American security agents any minute ... I am not free here and I do not have permission to contact my family or others and if anything happens to me or if I do not return to (my) country, the American government is directly responsible," he added.

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