Shahram Amiri

Schahram Amiri (Persian شهرام امیری, DMG Šahrām Amiri, also: Scharam Amiri, born November 8, 1977 in Kermanshah ) is an Iranian physicist. He worked until 2009 at the Malek Ashtar University - ( MUT ) and lived there until July 2010 allegedly in the United States. The case Amiri is part of the discussion about the Iranian nuclear program.


About Amiri activity at the MUT are no further details. The scientist disappeared in early June 2009 on unexplained way on a pilgrimage to Mecca. On May 31, he arrived in Saudi Arabia and volunteered on 3 June 2009 from Medina for the last time with his wife. A few months later, the existence of a second uranium enrichment plant in Iran was known. " Therefore, ask experts whether the nuclear scientist has supplied information about the West or other aspects of the nuclear program. "

The Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki accused the U.S. of Amiri " have influenced disappearance ". In October 2009, handed Mottaki UN Secretary-General Ban Ki -moon a list of names of lost Iranians on, inter alia, Iran's former deputy defense minister Ali Reza Askari is noted, did not return from a trip to Turkey to Iran in December 2007 and is managed by the U.S. as a defector.

On 31 March 2010 announced the U.S. television network ABC, that Amiri had been recruited by the CIA and all those living in the United States. It had " long planned CIA operation " been a. On 13 July 2010 it was reported that the scientists had appeared in the Pakistani embassy in Washington. Shortly thereafter, he traveled back to Iran. The scientist said after his arrival on 15 July 2010 in Tehran, he was kidnapped in the pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia by intelligence agencies in the U.S. and tortured. The U.S. government stressed that Amiri had voluntarily stayed in the United States. The Washington Post reported at the same time, Amiri had received five million U.S. dollars from the CIA for information about Iran's nuclear program. Amiri said, however, from that the U.S. had offered him $ 50 million if he do not return to Iran and another 10 million for a CNN interview in which he would have had to explain that he lawfully resident voluntarily in the USA.

In the media, the case was Amiri, died of poisoning in connection with the two Iranian scientists Ardeshir Hossein Pours on 15 January 2007, and Massoud Ali Mohammadi, was assassinated on January 12, 2010 in Tehran, treated.