Statement by the U.S. National Academies on Scientific Visits to Iran
National Academies
31-Dec-2008 (one comment)

At the end of the visit, however, three persons who identified themselves only as Iranian "security officials" detained one of our scientific staff members who had facilitated the visit and interrogated him for nine hours over two days. During this time, these persons threatened that the staff member would not be allowed to leave Iran and stated that exchange scientists were not welcome in Iran.

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Just another side affect of the $75 Million destabilization fund

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Very funny, Fred.

Yes, of course the US government is *ALL* for scientific "cooperation" between the two countries. That's exactly why Iranian school kids have an abundance of American computers and calculators. And of course Iranian scientists are welcome to visit US anytime and when they come, there's never any questioning!