Amiri speaks to Press TV after ‘escape’

Shahram Amiri, the Iranian academic who was abducted by US and Saudi forces last year, has held an exclusive interview with Press TV, after his “escape” from US forces.

In the interview, he dismissed US claims that he has been in the US on his own desire.

“My abduction is a detailed story. I have thoroughly explained key factors about how I was abducted in the video broadcast on Iran television,” Amiri said.

“In fact, in the video I managed to broadcast after escaping from hands of US intelligence, with the help of my friends, I stressed that the video broadcast on Iranian TV is completely accurate and that is not falsified. I think I will be unable to get into details during this limited period of time and I will postpone it to when I am hopefully in my dear country Iran, so I can speak to the media and my own people with ease of mind and tell them about my ordeal over the past 14 months, incidents that have been a mystery to many,” he added.

“In Iran, I will thoroughly clarify the allegations made by foreign media and the US government which, in fact, have targeted my reputation.”

On Tuesday, US declared that arrangements are underway for the return of Iranian academic Shahram Amiri to Iran, claiming that he has been in the US on his own desire.


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