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15 December 2017 02:22 (South Africa)

Iranian nuclear scientist takes shelter in Pakistani embassy

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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