Pakistan: Iran trying to repatriate scientist in U.S.

ISLAMABAD (BestGrowthStock) – Pakistan said on Tuesday that a missing Iranian nuclear scientist who Tehran says was kidnapped by the CIA, had taken refuge in the Iranian interests section of its embassy in Washington and was trying to return to Iran.

“He is not in the Pakistan embassy per se. He’s in the Iranian interests section,” Pakistani foreign ministry spokesman Abdul Basit told Reuters. “Our embassy has got in touch with the head of the Iranian section…and they told us they are making arrangements for his repatriation to Iran.”

Basit said the scientist, Shahram Amiri, had been in the section since Monday evening.

(Reporting by Zeeshan Haider; Editing by Chris Allbritton and Ron Popeski)

Pakistan: Iran trying to repatriate scientist in U.S.