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US denies holding Iranian scientist Amiri prisoner, yet sought to swap him?

Contradictions are varied and colorful in the feuding accounts of Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri’s brief stay in the US. He says he was abducted and interrogated, American sources hope to mar Amiri’s homecoming by suggesting he was paid five million dollars for squealing on Iran’s weapons program. How are we to know except to disbelieve whatever CNN says? Most amusing were US denials that it had held Amiri captive, having earlier suggested a prisoner swap with Iran in exchange for three Americans detained in Iran.

There is no disputing that Iran holds the American “hikers,” although the US maintains they were innocent. Iran apprehended the anti-Iranian western journalists while scouting rural border regions, where US special ops have admitted to be operating.

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