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Iranian scientist jailed in US returns home

By Ghanbar Naderi – Press TV – June 8, 2020

Iranian scientist Majid Taheri, who was imprisoned in the US for more than 16 months, finally returned home on Monday. Upon arrival, Taheri was received by his family as well as high-ranking Iranian officials at the Imam Khomeini International Airport.

The Iranian national who was a longtime resident of the US state of Florida, spent 16 months in prison for allegedly violating US sanctions on Iran. Speaking to Press TV, he denied all allegations.

The development came days after another Iranian scientist Sirous Asgari, a professor of material sciences at Sharif University of Technology, also returned home.

He spent about three years in US detention on trumped-up charges of fraud and theft of information relating to his work with a university in Ohio. The case however, was dismissed by a US district judge and he managed to return to his country.

Iran has called on Washington to release all other Iranian citizens taken hostage. The country says the US must make up for the damages caused by detaining Iranian scientists.

June 8, 2020 - Posted by | Aletho News | , ,


  1. Concise, good report. I wish Mr. Taheri well — also Prof. Asgari [*three* years of ‘detention’?! only to have his case ‘dismissed’?! I’d hope at least his “Ohio university,” and the judge, had the grace to apologize…]. I suppose we must rejoice that the Mossad didn’t get the chance to assassinate one or both…the M, after all, has done that repeatedly within Iran and surely elsewhere….

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    Comment by roberthstiver | June 8, 2020 | Reply

    • When a country is “owned” by Iran’s bitter enemy, ALL Iranians are considered guilty of “something” and likely to be persecuted in that country. It also explains why the USA and the “country that has taken over its government” have refused to sign up to The International Criminal Court, thereby being able to thumb its noses at the rest of the World…..They’re International Renegades….

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | June 8, 2020 | Reply

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