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The Iranian nuclear scientist who claims to have been abducted by the CIA was paid more than $5 million to provide intelligence on Iran’s nuclear program, according to a published report.
The scientist, Shahram Amiri, returned to Iran early Thursday where he was given a hero’s welcome after claiming he was abducted by U.S. agents and then offered $50 million to stay in the U.S.
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WASHINGTON — The Iranian scientist who spent 14 months in the United States in mysterious circumstances had been a CIA informant inside Iran for years, The New York Times reported Friday.
"Shahram Amiri described to American intelligence officers details of how a university in Tehran became the covert headquarters for the country?s nuclear efforts," the report said citing unnamed US officials.
"While still in Iran, he was also one of the sources for a much-disputed National Intelligence Estimate on Iran?s suspected weapons program, published in 2007," it further cited the officials as saying.