U.S. deports Iranian scientist acquitted in trade secrets case

and acquitted in a federal trade secrets case is on his way back to Iran after being deported, the country’s foreign minister said Tuesday. In the time since, the two countries have seen a series of escalating incidents, including the U.S. citizens held in Iran is U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research to create and produce anti-corrosive stainless steel. Immigration and Customs Enforcement before his deportation, they said. “Congratulations to his wife and his esteemed family,” Zarif wrote.Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency later reported the news, citing Zarif. Navy veteran Michael White, of Imperial Beach, California. Amid tensions with Iran, congressional Dems issue warning to Trump

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Asgari, a professor at Iran’s Sharif University of Technology, was indicted in April 2016, accused by federal prosecutors of trying to steal secret research from Case Western Reserve University. District Judge James Gwin tossed out the prosecutors’ case. under President Trump continues a maximum-pressure campaign targeting Iran after unilaterally withdrawing from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers in May 2018. Iran: Crisis In The Middle East

U.S. Iran’s deputy education minister, Hossein Salar Amoli, recently said Asgari had recovered from the virus and would be able to travel, IRNA reported. Iranian officials had associated Asgari’s release with U.S. officials that they had determined that Levinson was probably dead. In December, Iran released a Princeton University scholar held for three years on widely disputed espionage charges in exchange for the release of a detained Iranian scientist. They have not elaborated on how they made that determination. He was convicted of insulting Iran’s supreme leader and posting private information online. The release comes as the U.S. He’d been held at Louisiana’s Winn Correctional Center by U.S. In March, the family of former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who vanished in Iran 13 years ago on an unauthorized CIA mission, said they had been informed by U.S. However, he said, Iran refused to recognize him as legitimately Iranian and provide him with a valid passport until late February. He was released from prison in March on a medical furlough that required him to remain in the country in the care of the Swiss Embassy in Tehran, which represents America’s interests in Iran. Iranian officials in recent days had been saying they believed Asgari soon would return to Iran. deports Iranian scientist acquitted in trade secrets case

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Tehran, Iran — An Iranian scientist imprisoned in the U.S. Sirous Asgari was in the air on a flight back to Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an Instagram post. White is among tens of thousands of prisoners granted medical furloughs by Iran, which was one of the first countries to be hit hard by the spread of the coronavirus. deports Iranian scientist acquitted in trade secrets case

New Iraqi leader caught between Iran and the U.S. First published on June 2, 2020 / 2:22 AM Each of those flights was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, he said. The Cleveland school had been working on a project for the U.S. Among the U.S. Asgari’s supporters told The Guardian newspaper in April he had contracted the coronavirus while imprisoned. White was detained in July 2018 while visiting a girlfriend in Iran. Ken Cuccinelli, the acting deputy Homeland Security secretary, earlier told The Associated Press that the DHS had started to try to deport Asgari on Dec. Asgari ultimately was acquitted in November after U.S. drone strike killing an Iranian general in Baghdad and an Iranian ballistic missile attack targeting American troops in Iraq. prisoners held in Iran potentially being freed, something Cuccinelli strongly disputed. Westerners and Iranian dual nationals with ties to the West often find themselves tried and convicted in closed-door trials in Iran, only later to be used as bargaining chips in negotiations. 12 following his acquittal. U.S. Once Asgari received the passport, DHS made several attempts to fly him back to Iran, purchasing tickets for flights on March 10, March 18, March 23, April 1 and May 1, according to Cuccinelli.