Iran scientist Shahram Amiri free to leave, US insists

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Washington, July 14 (ANI): The United States has said that an Iranian nuclear scientist is free to leave after voluntarily turning up in the country.

According to The Telegraph, the US State Department rejected Tehran's claims that US agents had abducted Shahram Amiri, who surfaced at a Pakistani embassy building earlier this week.miri vanished more than a year ago.

P J Crowley, US State Department spokesman, said: "He has been in the United States of his own free will and obviously he is free to go."

"In fact, he was scheduled to travel to Iran yesterday, but was unable to make all of the necessary arrangements to reach Iran through transit countries," Crowley added.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Amiri was free to go, and highlighted the case of three young Americans held by Iran since July 2009 and accused of illegally entering the country. (ANI)

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