Iran sees U.S. role in researcher's disappearance
Reuters / Parisa Hafezi

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran accused the United States on Wednesday of involvement in the disappearance of a technology university researcher, Iranian media reported.

ISNA news agency referred to "some rumors" that Shahram Amiri, who went missing during a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in June, was an employee of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization who wanted to seek asylum abroad.

But Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki did not confirm this when he made the allegation against the United States, which suspects the Islamic Republic is seeking to develop nuclear bombs. Iran denies the charge

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