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Photos: 'Abducted' Iranian Scientist Arrives In Tehran

Photos by Majid Asgaripour, Mehr News Agency

Iranian scientist Shahram Amiri, who claims he was abducted by U.S. agents more than one year ago, has returned to Iran. Amiri was met at the Tehran airport on July 15 by his wife and son. He told reporters in Tehran that he was not a nuclear scientist but only a "simple researcher."

Shahram Amir with his wife and son

Amiri arrived back home in Iran at Imam Khomeini Airport, which is located south of Tehran. Amiri flew from Qatar to Tehran after he arrived in Doha from the US late on Wednesday.

The academic has recounted his ordeal while he was in the United States. He said in an interview with Iranian TV that he was abducted in Medina, Saudi Arabia while he was heading to a mosque.

Amiri says he was under heavy pressure to accept a large amount of money. He stated that US officials told him to appear on TV and say he was seeking asylum in the US.

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