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Iran nuclear scientist in US spy mystery reportedly executed

  • FILE--In this file photo taken on Thursday, July 15, 2010, Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist attends a news briefing while holding his son Amir Hossein as he arrives at the Imam Khomeini airport just outside Tehran, Iran, after returning from the United States. Amiri, who was caught up in a real-life U.S. spy mystery and later returned to his homeland and disappeared, has reportedly been executed under similarly mysterious circumstances. Amiri was reportedly hanged this week and family members held a memorial service for him in the Iranian city of in Kermanshah, 500 kilometers (310 miles) southwest of Tehran. State media in Iran, which has been silent about Amiri’s case for years, has not reported his death.  (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

    FILE--In this file photo taken on Thursday, July 15, 2010, Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist attends a news briefing while holding his son Amir Hossein as he arrives at the Imam Khomeini airport just outside Tehran, Iran, after returning from the United States. Amiri, who was caught up in a real-life U.S. spy mystery and later returned to his homeland and disappeared, has reportedly been executed under similarly mysterious circumstances. Amiri was reportedly hanged this week and family members held a memorial service for him in the Iranian city of in Kermanshah, 500 kilometers (310 miles) southwest of Tehran. State media in Iran, which has been silent about Amiri’s case for years, has not reported his death. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE -- In this July 15, 2010 file photo, Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist greets his son Amir Hossein as he arrives to the Imam Khomeini airport after returning from the United States, outside Tehran, Iran. Amiri, who was caught up in a real-life U.S. spy mystery and later returned to his homeland and disappeared, has reportedly been executed under similarly mysterious circumstances. Amiri was reportedly hanged this week and family members held a memorial service for him in the Iranian city of in Kermanshah, 500 kilometers (310 miles) southwest of Tehran. State media in Iran, which has been silent about Amiri’s case for years, has not reported his death.  (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

    FILE -- In this July 15, 2010 file photo, Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist greets his son Amir Hossein as he arrives to the Imam Khomeini airport after returning from the United States, outside Tehran, Iran. Amiri, who was caught up in a real-life U.S. spy mystery and later returned to his homeland and disappeared, has reportedly been executed under similarly mysterious circumstances. Amiri was reportedly hanged this week and family members held a memorial service for him in the Iranian city of in Kermanshah, 500 kilometers (310 miles) southwest of Tehran. State media in Iran, which has been silent about Amiri’s case for years, has not reported his death. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE -- In this  July 15, 2010 file photo, Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist flashes a victory sign as he arrives to the Imam Khomeini airport just outside Tehran, Iran, from the United States. Amiri, who was caught up in a real-life U.S. spy mystery and later returned to his homeland and disappeared, has reportedly been executed under similarly mysterious circumstances. Amiri was reportedly hanged this week and family members held a memorial service for him in the Iranian city of in Kermanshah, 500 kilometers (310 miles) southwest of Tehran. Then deputy Iranian Foreign Minister Hassan Qashqavi, is at right. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

    FILE -- In this July 15, 2010 file photo, Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist flashes a victory sign as he arrives to the Imam Khomeini airport just outside Tehran, Iran, from the United States. Amiri, who was caught up in a real-life U.S. spy mystery and later returned to his homeland and disappeared, has reportedly been executed under similarly mysterious circumstances. Amiri was reportedly hanged this week and family members held a memorial service for him in the Iranian city of in Kermanshah, 500 kilometers (310 miles) southwest of Tehran. Then deputy Iranian Foreign Minister Hassan Qashqavi, is at right. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)  (The Associated Press)

An Iranian nuclear scientist caught up in a real-life U.S. spy mystery who later returned to his homeland and disappeared has reportedly been executed under similarly mysterious circumstances.

Foreign media reports say Shahram Amiri was hanged this week and a memorial service for him was held in Kermanshah, 500 kilometers (310 miles) southwest of Tehran. The reports cited his mother, whom The Associated Press was unable to reach.

State media in Iran, which has been silent about Amiri's case for years, has not reported his death. Officials in Iran's judiciary could not be reached for comment. Iran's mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment Sunday.

Amiri disappeared in Saudi Arabia in 2009, reappearing a year later in the U.S. He later returned home.