Iranian FM: US behind disappearance of atomic scientist
Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Wednesday said the US is behind the disappearance of the Iranian scientist, Dr. Shahram Amiri, while in Saudi Arabia. "We have found documents that prove US interference in the disappearance of the Iranian pilgrim Shahram Amiri in Saudi Arabia," Mottaki told reporters after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
The Iranian minister, however, noted that the Saudi government is responsible for its failure to fully protect the Iranian pilgrim. "Iran's Foreign Ministry will follow the case," Mottaki conveyed.
Amiri, a researcher at Tehran's Malek Ashtar University, went missing after he traveled to Saudi Arabia for the Umrah Hajj on the June 4, 2009. According to his wife, he has not contacted his family except for a few phone calls he made at the beginning of his trip.