AN Iranian who claimed he was abducted by US spies last year has today denied that he is a nuclear scientist as he arrived in Tehran. Shahram Amiri, who vanished from Saudi Arabia in June 2009 and surfaced in Washington this week, told reporters upon his arrival in Tehran that he was just a “simple researcher”. “I had nothing to with Natanz and Fordo sites,” he said referring to Iran’s two uranium enrichment sites. “It was a tool the US government brought up for political pressure. I have done no research on nuclear. I am a simple researcher who works in a university which is open to all and there is no secret work happening there.” Before leaving Washington yesterday, where he had taken refuge the previous day in Iran’s Interests Section office, Mr Amiri told the Iranian Press TV channel he would describe his “ordeal” to local media on reaching Tehran.