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A missing Iranian nuclear scientist that Teheran claims was kidnapped by the CIA has sought refuge in the Pakistani embassy in Washington, according to an Iranian state radio report cited by Reuters.
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"A few hours ago Shahram Amiri took refuge at Iran's interest section at the Pakistan embassy in Washington, wanting to return to Iran immediately," Reuters quoted the radio station as saying.
Amiri went missing a year ago whilst on a religious pilgrimage to Mecca.
His disappearance preceded the revelation of a second uranium
enrichment facility that Iran has been building near the city of Qom,
raising speculation that Amiri may have given the West information on it
or other parts of the nuclear program.
month, three videos were posted online, claiming to feature Amiri
talking about his situation and whereabouts. The videos contained
conflicting information and it was unclear whether any of them were
genuine. The third video was aired on Iranian state television, but its
authenticity was not independetly verified.
US officials have consistently denied any involvement in Amiri's
disappearance, and according to AFP called the allegations "ludicrous."