Acquitted of charges in US, Iranian scientist returns home country
Tehran (IP) - Iranian scientist Sirous Asgari detained in the United States was flown back to Iran on Tuesday, upon the efforts made by the Iranian Foreign Ministry.
Iran Press/Iran News: Asgari, a 59-year-old professor of materials engineering who was acquitted in November 2019 on charges of stealing trade secrets related to his academic activities at Ohio State University, was arrested by the US Immigration Service for revoking his visa.
Earlier on Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Instagram that the Plane carrying Dr. Sirous Agari- Iranian scientist- left the United States for Iran.
A few days ago, Zarif had tweeted "The US has taken several Iranian scientists hostage-without charge or on spurious charges."