Report: CIA paid Iranian scientist $5 million

I think Clintons been the Chief of intelligence.  Makes sense, why advertise the crown of the most elite organization on Earth?  ;]

Shahram AmiriAP – Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist who disappeared a year ago, wipes sweat during his news briefing …

WASHINGTON – A newspaper is reporting that the CIA paid an Iranian nuclear scientist $5 million to provide intelligence on Iran’s nuclear program.

The scientist, Shahram Amiri, returned to Iran on Wednesday to a hero’s welcome after claiming he was abducted by U.S. agents and then offered $50 million to stay in the U.S. The U.S. says Amiri was a willing defector who changed his mind and asked to go back to Iran.

The Washington Post said in its online edition late Wednesday that Amiri had been working for the CIA for more than a year. It said he was paid $5 million out of a secret program aimed at inducing scientists and others with information on Iran’s nuclear program to defect.

Amiri says he had no classified information.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A newspaper is reporting that the CIA paid an Iranian nuclear scientist $5 million to provide intelligence on Iran’snuclear program.

The scientist, Shahram Amiri, returned to Iran on Wednesday to a hero’s welcome after claiming he was abducted by U.S. agents and then offered $50 million to stay in the U.S. The U.S. says Amiri was a willing defector who changed his mind and asked to go back to Iran.

The Washington Post said in its online edition late Wednesday said Amiri had been working for the CIA for more than a year. It said he was $5 million out of a secret program aimed at inducing scientists and others with information on Iran’s nuclear program to defect.

Amiri says he had no classified information.

via Report: CIA paid Iranian scientist $5 million – Yahoo! News.

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