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Iran: Missing scientist surfaces in Washington

TEHRAN, Iran (AP)- Iran says a missing Iranian nuclear scientist has taken refuge at the Pakistani embassy in Washington and is asking to return to his homeland.

The state TV says the scientist, Shahram Amiri, entered the embassy's office representing Iranian interests in the U.S. and demanded an "immediate return" to Iran.

Mostafa Rahmani, head of the Iranian office in Washington, says Tuesday's report is true.

He told The Associated Press that Iran's foreign ministry will "release details later."

Iran has claimed that Amiri, who disappeared while on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in 2009, was abducted by American agents. U.S. denies the claim.

Iranian TV has previously shown purported videos of Amiri claiming abduction and torture by the U.S.

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