Strange deadly Saga of Shahram Amiri began in 2009 as soon as Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State
– Daily Caller
“Iran has executed a nuclear scientist who allegedly accepted millions in bribes spying for the U.S., the country’s state-controlled media announced Sunday.
The strange saga of Shahram Amiri began in 2009, during Democratic presidential nominee Hillary’s Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. Amiri was making a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia when he abruptly vanished without a trace. A few months later, Iran accused the U.S. of kidnapping Amiri with Saudi cooperation, but the U.S steadfastly denied this.
In early 2010, though, news reports started coming out claiming Amiri was a long-time U.S. spy inside Iran, and that his disappearance was a carefully planned CIA operation to allow him to defect to the U.S.
But things only got weirder from there. In June, 2010, Amiri resurfaced in two homemade videos where he claimed he had been kidnapped by the U.S. He said U.S. officials had tortured him and offered mammoth bribes to get nuclear secrets from him, but he claimed to have resisted all these efforts. Amiri also expressed a wish to return to Iran, which he did one month’s later to a hero’s welcome.
At the time of his return, The Wall Street Journal reported that Amiri had returned home after Iranian officials threatened to kill his son. Meanwhile, Iran’s official Fars news service claimed Amiri was actually a double agent, who had obtained secret information from U.S. intelligence during his stay in the U.S.
Whatever the full truth was, less than a year after his return, Amiri was arrested and charged with treason. His claim he was a victim of U.S. torture was not helped by leaks from U.S. officials who said Amiri had been paid millions of dollars for the information he disclosed, and labeled his claims of torture a “fairy tale.”
Amiri was found guilty and given what was thought to be a 10-year sentence, but it turns out Iran actually had sentenced him to death.”
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Cotton: ‘Reckless’ Hillary Had Emails on Executed Iran Scientist
“Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that Hillary Clinton’s emails on her private server referencing the nuclear scientist who was recently executed in Iran for treason show she is “reckless,” “careless” and “not suited” to be president.
Cotton scoffed at horse-race politics amid a tough week for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and wants the conversation back on national security.
“What is ultimately going to matter in the long term is not who won or lost a week in the campaign, but whether the American people are safe,” Cotton said. “I’m not going to comment on what [the executed scientist] may or may not have done for the United States government, but in the emails that were on Hillary Clinton’s private server, there were conversations among her senior advisers about this gentleman.