Iranian scientist Shahram Amiri was executed last week for treason, according to Iranian officials. He’d been detained since approximately 2010 on charges of providing the United States with intelligence. The truth is, he likely had.
Amiri has a complicated story, but in short, there was a time that he acted as a source of intel for the U.S. regarding Iranian nuclear research.
According to The New York Times:
“As a specialist in measuring nuclear radiation, he had been to a number of sensitive Iranian sites, all of great interest to intelligence officials. According to officials familiar with his debriefing, he was among the sources who told the Americans about the internal Iranian debate over whether the country needed a nuclear weapon or just a ‘threshold capability’ to build one on short notice without violating the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and inviting a military backlash.”
After escaping Iran amid potential danger in 2009, Amiri was placed in the “national resettlement program” in the states. However, after a time, he began to miss his young son, and wanted to return to Iran. The United States government allowed him to do so. When he returned to Iran, he told journalists that he hadn’t revealed any information to United States officials.
Shortly thereafter, he vanished. Iranian officials apparently didn’t believe Amiri, and he was initially sentenced to prison. Then, last month, the sentence was changed to death, according to Amiri’s mother.
Well, there are numerous possibilities. However, one thing happened that might have had an impact on Amiri’s sentence. Among the numerous emails made public from Hillary Clinton’s private unsecured server were conversations about Amiri.
According to The Washington Examiner, one email from Richard Morningstar, a former State Department special envoy for Eurasian energy, read:
“We have a diplomatic, ‘psychological’ issue, not a legal one. Our friend has to be given a way out…Our person won’t be able to do anything anyway. If he has to leave so be it.”
Senator Tom Cotton laid into Clinton on “Face the Nation” Sunday:
“I’m not going to comment on what he may or may not have done for the United States government, but in the emails that were on Hillary Clinton’s private server, there were conversations among her senior advisors about this gentleman.”
Did the emails from Hillary Clinton’s unsecured server have anything to do with Iran changing Amiri’s sentence? We can’t know–and it’s unlikely we ever will know. But it’s a possibility. It’s a possibility that those emails were the last shred of evidence Iran needed to cut the final chord.
What’s more, if I were a spy, I would be terrified to have Hillary Clinton as president. Clinton’s deliberate choice to have an unsecured server could have placed numerous undercover agents in jeopardy.
We already know that she sent classified material using her private email, even though she claims she didn’t. We already know she lied over and over again about her unsecured server. The director of the FBI himself said it.
Hillary Clinton cannot be trusted to keep the United States and our agents abroad safe because she simply doesn’t know what the truth is.