Where in the world is Shahram Amiri? Well, for starters, he could be in Tucson.
One video shows a man who may well be Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri claiming that he was abducted by Americans and is now being held in Tucson, Ariz.—in which case, whoever kidnapped him should make sure he has the right papers. Another video features a clearer image of someone who could be the same missing scientist, but this time he says he’s in school in Arizona. What gives? The BBC gave this mystery a closer look on Tuesday. —KA
The contradictory accounts of Mr Amiri’s fate have emerged as the UN Security Council is due to vote on a fourth round of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme on Wednesday.
Mr Amiri worked as a researcher at a university in Tehran, Iranian media reported.
But other reports said he worked for the country’s Atomic Energy Organisation and had in-depth knowledge of the country’s nuclear programme.