October 8, 2009
Mystery surrounds the fate of a missing Iranian scientist who is reported to have been involved in Tehran’s controversial nuclear programme.
Shahram Amiri disappeared in June in Saudi Arabia while on a pilgrimage.
Iran on Wednesday accused the US of involvement in his disappearance, but did not confirm media reports that Mr Amiri was indeed a nuclear scientist.
In response, a US state department spokesman said Washington had no information about the case.
“We have found documents that prove US interference in the disappearance of the Iranian pilgrim Shahram Amiri in Saudi Arabia,” Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki was quoted as saying by Iran’s Fars news agency.
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