MATTHEW COLE
ABC News
March 31, 2010

Editor’s note: Remember Curveball? He was the Iraqi who made up stories about Saddam’s WMDs. His lies were central to Bush and the neocons selling their bogus war to America. Over a million Iraqis have died as a result. Now the CIA claims an award-winning Iranian nuclear scientist has defected. How long before he starts telling stories about Iran’s WMDs? How long before the Pentagon begins dropping bombs on school children in Teheran?

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An award-winning Iranian nuclear scientist, who disappeared last year under mysterious circumstances, has defected to the CIA and been resettled in the United States, according to people briefed on the operation by intelligence officials.

The officials were said to have termed the defection of the scientist, Shahram Amiri, “an intelligence coup” in the continuing CIA operation to spy on and undermine Iran’s nuclear program.

A spokesperson for the CIA declined to comment. In its declassified annual report to Congress, the CIA said, “Iran is keeping open the option to develop nuclear weapons though we do not know whether Tehran eventually will decide to produce nuclear weapons.”

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