This month marks the 2-year anniversary of the disappearance of U.S. citizen Robert Levinson while on a business trip to Iran. Mr. Levinson, a former FBI agent and father of 7, checked out of his hotel on Kish Island on March 9, 2007 and vanished.
The U.S. State Department has repeatedly called on the Iranian government to help locate Mr. Levinson. Marking this year's anniversary, Acting Spokesman Robert Wood published a statement reiterating the U.S. commitment "to determining Mr. Levinson's welfare and whereabouts, and reuniting him with his family."
In December 2007, Mrs. Levinson traveled to Iran to try and find her husband. While Iranian authorities promised to share information concerning their investigation into her husband's disappearance, that promise was never fulfilled.
In a statement, Mrs. Levinson described the last 2 years as a nightmare for the Levinson family. She said her husband suffers from a number of medical problems, including diabetes and hypertension that require daily medication, and the family is very concerned about his health. Mrs. Levinson remains convinced that the government of Iran has information about her husband's welfare and whereabouts.
Acting Spokesman Wood said the U.S. continues "to call on Iran to stand by its commitment by providing full details about their authorities' investigation both to his family and to the Swiss Embassy in Tehran, which looks after U.S. interests in the absence of normal diplomatic relations. We ask anyone who may have information about the case," said Mr. Wood, "to contact us or the Levinson family via their website: www.helpboblevinson.com."