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'Abducted' Iranian scientist arrives in Tehran

An Iranian nuclear scientist who surfaced in Washington after going missing for more than a year amid allegations that he was "abducted" by US spies arrived in Tehran today, an AFP correspondent said.

world Updated: Jul 15, 2010 08:47 IST

An Iranian nuclear scientist who surfaced in Washington after going missing for more than a year amid allegations that he was "abducted" by US spies arrived in Tehran today, an AFP correspondent said.

Shahram Amiri arrived at Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport at around 5:30 am (0100 GMT) and was welcomed by his wife and other family members and deputy foreign minister Hassan Ghashghavi.

He was continuously flashing victory sign as he met his family.

Amiri had gone missing from Saudi Arabia in June 2009 while on a pilgrimage and surfaced in Iran's Interests Section in Washington on Tuesday.

Iranian officials claim he was kidnapped by the Central Intelligence Agency of the US. US officials have denied these accusations.