Nuclear Scientist On Way Home, Iran Says

An Iranian nuclear scientist involved in a murky and clandestine tug-of-war between Tehran and Washington is on his way back to the Islamic Republic, a government spokesman said Wednesday morning. Shahram Amiri, a 32- or 33-year-old scientist who was in the United States as a result of a defection or a kidnapping, has left America and is en route to Tehran, said the spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry. "Shahram Amiri left America with a convoy from the interest section of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Washington a few minutes ago," Ramin Mehmanparast said in comments reported by the official Islamic Republic News Agency.