Refuge of Iran scientist’s in Pakistani Embassy yet to be confirmed: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the report of Iran scientist’s refuge in Pakistan Embassy in Washington has not been confirmed yet.

Iran’s state radio had reported on Tuesday that a missing Iranian nuclear scientist who Tehran says was kidnapped by the CIA, had taken refuge in Pakistan’s embassy in Washington.

Talking to a private TV channel, the Pakistani foreign minister said that it is too early to comment on the report, adding the government is trying to contact with officials of Pakistani Embassy in Washington.

He said that the government would present its view after making contact with the official of Pakistan Embassy in Washington.

Mr Amiri, a university researcher working for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation, disappeared during a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia a year ago and Tehran accused Riyadh of handing him over to the US, which Saudi Arabia has denied.

Iran summoned the Swiss ambassador to Tehran earlier this month and handed over documents which it said showed Mr Amiri had been kidnapped by the US.

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