Firstly there is the illegality of the kidnap with help from usual Saudi scumbag allies and the subsequent lying and propaganda.
Mr Amiri was undertaking the Haj (pilgrimage to Mecca) a year ago when he was abducted by CIA agents. This can only have been done with Saudi approval. No surprise there.
The US then embarked on a campaign of lies and propaganda which ranged from 'not knowing where Mr Amiri was' to constructing fake videos where an impostor claimed to be him and wanted to 'defect' through various other deceptions.
Note the use of fake videos and stand-ins which is exactly the same MO as the fake Osama messages from then same source.
Which brings us to the second point: while this lying was going on Mr Amiri was being tortured. Not in Guantanamo or outsourced to some friendly fascists like Saudi but IN THE US.
So; so far we have illegal kidnapping, lies and torture. But there's more:
"The Americans wanted me to say that I defected to America of my own will to use me for revealing some false information about Iran's nuclear work. But with God's will, I resisted......I have some documents proving that I've not been free in the US and have always been under the control of armed agents of US intelligence services
He also denied he had been heavily involved in Iran's nuclear programme, saying he was a "simple researcher who was working at a university....I'm not involved in any confidential jobs. I had no classified information. I had nothing to do with the Natanz and Fordo sites," he said, referring to Iran's two uranium enrichment plants.
So two points of interest here:
1) Israeli agents had been present during the interrogations
It seems that the torture was overseen by the Israelis - and this seems also to fit with the general MO of this case where an innocent man is kidnapped with blatant disregard for sovereign and International law as well as the ant-Iranian motives.
2) ....to use me for revealing some false information about Iran's nuclear work
Get that? FALSE INFORMATION.
If the information received from the torture sessions were true then it would be the justification needed for the planned attack on Iran.
But it wasn't true.
Ie - there is NO evidence. So they need to manufacture some. Hence the 'false' bit.
This is not about stopping any nuclear ambition of Iran - it is about justifying an invasion already planned by the US and Israel and finding a reason the sheep will swallow to justify the deaths (American not Israeli) that it will cost.
Luckily Mr Amiri had that increasingly rare thing: integrity.
If he had not he would now be $50M richer, living in Beverly Hills and his 'irrefutable evidence' of the Iranian bomb would be wall to wall dripping down into every home and wingers with a hard-on would be all over these boards like a cheap suit with their 'proof' even as the bombers droned overhead on their mission to obliterate more infidel lives in the name of 'freedom, Jesus and the good old US of A'.
Looks like it's on hold for a little while longer but they needn't worry...it's definitely in the post.