Shahram Amiri, a missing Iranian nuclear scientist, has sought refuge at the Pakistan embassy in Washington, Iranian state radio reported on Tuesday. Amiri, who worked for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization before his disappearance, went missing during a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia last year. Iran, which has not had diplomatic ties with the US since 1979, has alleged that Saudi Arabia gave the man to the Americans, a charge which Riyadh has denied. Read more: Reuters via New York Times
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