Iranian nuclear scientist defected to U.S.

Shahram Amiri cooperated with CIA

An Iranian nuclear scientist who disappeared in June defected to the United States in a CIA operation, ABC News has reported. Shahram Amiri vanished during a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia and has not been seen since. Iran immediately accused the United States of kidnapping Amiri. According to ABC News, however, he willingly defected and has provided information on Iran’s nuclear program to American intelligence services.

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