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Tenth Anniversary of Levinson Disappearance


Robert Levinson. (File)

This month marks the ten-year anniversary of Robert Levinson’s disappearance from Iran.

This month marks the ten-year anniversary of Robert Levinson’s disappearance from Iran.The retired FBI agent went missing on March 9, 2007, from Iran’s Kish Island. Photographs of Mr. Levinson a video of him were sent to his family seven years ago.

"The Trump Administration," said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, "remains unwavering in our commitment to locate Mr. Levinson and bring him home. We want him back, and we will spare no effort to achieve that goal."

"Over the last decade his family has suffered from his absence," said Acting State Department Spokesperson Mark Toner, "and our hearts go out to them on this and every day. We will not rest until the Levinson family is whole again."

“Iran committed to cooperating with the United States to assist us in bringing Robert Levinson home and we call on Iran fulfill this commitment,” said Mr. Toner.

In a separate statement FBI Director James Comey said, “Ten years is an inhumane amount of time to ask a family to wait for word of their loved one. Our ability to reunite Bob with his family is dependent on this shared commitment and we continue to call on the Iranian government to provide assistance.”

The FBI has offered a 5 million dollar reward for any information that could lead to his safe return. The U.S. calls on anyone with information about this case to contact the FBI at http://tips.fbi.gov or email the FBI at levinsonfbireward@ic.fbi.gov. Information will be kept confidential and can be provided anonymously.

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