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  • US offers $5 million reward for return of US Jew missing in Iran

    03/09/2015 5:41:25 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 9, 2015
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry marked the eighth year since the disappearance in Iran of Jewish-American Robert Levinson with a plea for his safe return. Kerry in a statement issued Monday called on the government of Iran to “work cooperatively with us on the investigation into his disappearance so we can ensure his safe return.” Levinson, 67, of Coral Springs, Florida, disappeared from Kish Island. The statement said Levinson is one of the longest-held American citizens in history and that he has “spent more than 2,900 days separated from those who love him.” -excerpt- The FBI announced that it...
  • Former FBI agent missing in Iran photographed in Guantánamo jumpsuit

    01/09/2013 1:12:31 AM PST · by MestaMachine · 46 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 08 Jan 2013 | Barney Henderson
    Former FBI agent missing in Iran photographed in Guantánamo jumpsuit By Barney Henderson 8:44PM GMT 08 Jan 2013 The family of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson, who went missing in Iran in 2007, have released pictures of him dressed in an orange jumpsuit like a Guantánamo Bay prisoner, as they continue to hold hope that he is still alive.
  • Ex-FBI agent who vanished in Iran: "Help me"

    12/09/2011 3:34:59 AM PST · by nuconvert · 27 replies
    Long after he vanished in Iran, retired FBI agent Robert Levinson reappeared in a video and a series of photographs sent to his family over the past year, transforming a mysterious disappearance into a hostage standoff with an unknown kidnapper, The Associated Press has learned.
  • Iran May Consider American's Request

    08/05/2007 6:27:12 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 456+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 05, 2007
    Iran May Consider American's Request August 05, 2007 Associated Press Nasser Karimi TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's Foreign Ministry said Sunday it would consider allowing the wife of an American man who vanished in Iran earlier this year to visit the Islamic country to search for him. "The request has not officially been relayed to us yet. If it is conveyed, we will review it," ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini told reporters. On Thursday, Christine Levinson, the wife of missing former FBI agent Robert Levinson said she was planning to travel to Iran in search of her husband even though she...
  • Senator: Missing American in secret prison in Iran

    01/13/2009 7:30:28 PM PST · by nuconvert · 10 replies · 1,143+ views
    yahoo/AP ^ | Jan 13, 2009
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A U.S. senator revealed Tuesday that he believes a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran nearly two years ago is being held in a secret prison there. Sen. Bill Nelson shed new light on the disappearance of Robert Levinson during a confirmation hearing for Hillary Rodham Clinton in Washington. Levinson, of Coral Springs, Fla., was last seen on Iran's Kish island in March 2007 where he had gone to seek information for a client of his security firm.
  • Years after vanishing in Iran, US man proven alive

    03/03/2011 1:12:01 PM PST · by Danae · 49 replies
    AP - SFGate ^ | 3-3-2011 | MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN
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  • FBI Continues to Seek Information about Robert Levinson

    12/04/2009 2:22:23 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 522+ views - Press Release ^ | December 3, 2009 | n/a
    December 3, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: FBI Continues to Seek Information about Robert Levinson Retired FBI Special Agent Missing for 1,000 Days Today marks 1,000 days since American citizen Robert Levinson—a retired FBI special agent—went missing on March 9, 2007 during a business trip to Kish Island, Iran. As the FBI is the lead agency in the investigation of the disappearance of Americans overseas, we continue to seek information about Mr. Levinson’s whereabouts, well-being, and the circumstances surrounding his disappearance. Although the FBI has not received any information from Iranian authorities to date about Mr....
  • Irish Trading Firm and Its Officers Charged in Scheme to Supply Iran with Sensitive U.S.Technology

    03/24/2009 5:47:23 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 505+ views
    US - Press Release ^ | March 24, 2009 | n/a
    March 24, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: Irish Trading Firm and Its Officers Charged in Scheme to Supply Iran with Sensitive U.S. Technology WASHINGTON – An Irish trading company and three of its officers have been charged with purchasing helicopter engines and other aircraft components from U.S. firms and illegally exporting them to Iran using companies in Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. Among the alleged recipients of these U.S. goods was an Iranian military firm that has since been designated by the United States for being owned or controlled by entities involved in Iran’s nuclear...
  • Wife of missing ex-FBI agent pleads with Iran

    05/09/2007 7:18:01 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 673+ views
    CNN ^ | May 9, 2007
    Wife of missing ex-FBI agent pleads with Iran May 9, 2007 WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The wife of a retired FBI agent who has been missing in Iran for months met with U.S. diplomats in Washington Wednesday. Christine Levinson is trying find information about Robert Levinson's whereabouts. She told CNN she is convinced her husband is still in Iran, and she has appealed directly to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad through a letter. "Because he is the president of Iran, he has the ability to get information and help me find Bob and bring him home," she told CNN's Jill Dougherty in an...
  • U.S. seeks info on American missing in Iran

    04/02/2007 12:05:05 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 847+ views
    MSNBC/AP ^ | April 2, 2007
    U.S. seeks info on American missing in Iran Former FBI agent was last seen in early March Associated Press April 2, 2007 WASHINGTON - The government is seeking information from Iran about a former FBI agent reported missing while on a business trip to the Islamic republic several weeks ago, officials said Monday. FBI spokesman Rich Kolko said the agent retired nearly a decade ago, and appeared to be in Iran on private business. He said the missing man was last seen in Iran in early March, and was not working for the FBI as a contractor. “At this time,...
  • Former FBI agent missing in Iran

    04/03/2007 6:40:37 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 1,225+ views
    yahoo news/AP ^ | Apr. 3, 2007
    Former FBI agent missing in Iran By PAT MILTON, Associated Press Writer NEW YORK - An American who disappeared in Iran while on a business trip is a former FBI agent in New York and Florida known as a meticulous investigator and an expert in busting Italian and Russian mobsters. The retired agent was identified as Robert Levinson, 59, of Coral Springs, Fla., a U.S. official familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Tuesday. He was last heard from around March 11 while in a coastal area of southern Iran, where he was working for an independent filmmaker,...
  • Iran Aids U.S. in Search for Missing Man

    04/04/2007 2:02:50 PM PDT · by Sleeping Beauty · 9 replies · 331+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | April 4 2007
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Iran said Wednesday it will look into the disappearance of an American man in Iran, a State Department spokesman said. The missing man has been identified as a former FBI agent. Iran replied to a U.S. request for information or help, and asked for additional details about the missing man's travel itinerary, State Department spokesman Tom Casey said. The response came through Swiss intermediaries in Iran. ``We'll see if they come up with anything, but they certainly didn't have any specific information,'' about the man, Casey said. The United States and Iran have no diplomatic relations, but...
  • Former FBI agent held in Iran

    04/13/2007 1:52:01 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 604+ views
    Swissinfo ^ | April 12 2007 | Reuters
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - A former FBI agent is being held by Iranian authorities, the Financial Times reported on Friday, but U.S. officials said they were still unable to verify the whereabouts of the missing American. Florida resident and ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson went missing while on a visit to the Gulf island of Kish in Iran early in March. His family has not heard from him since and U.S. officials told Reuters they do not have any valid leads. Diplomats fear the case of Levinson could mark a new twist in apparent tit-for-tat detentions involving the United States, Britain and...
  • Missing American Feared a Victim of 'Dirty War'

    04/14/2007 5:36:53 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 715+ views
    Financial Times ^ | April 13, 2007
    Missing American Feared a Victim of 'Dirty War' April 13, 2007 The Financial Times Guy Dinmore in Washington and Najmeh Bozorgmehr in Tehran Just why Robert Levinson, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and now private investigator, should venture into Iran to meet a American fugitive wanted for murder in the US remains a mystery that the highest Bush administration authorities are trying to unravel. As the Financial Times revealed this week, Mr Levinson disappeared on March 8 after a six-hour meeting on the Iranian island of Kish with Dawud Salahuddin, an American who converted to Islam and was...
  • Iran island defies nation‘s conservatism

    10/04/2006 11:54:42 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies · 708+ views
    AP ^ | October 2, 2006 | JIM KRANE
    SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER Monday, October 2, 2006 · Last updated 12:23 p.m. PT Iran island defies nation's conservatism By JIM KRANE ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER KISH, Iran -- This coral-rimmed vacation island could pass for Iran's Key West - a place where the sexes mix and the music flows, and where women let slip their head scarves and frolic with their husbands on the gleaming sands. Although island authorities draw the line at booze and bikinis, Kish remains a haven of freedom in an Islamic republic under the deepening conservatism of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Lately, however, Kish has lost a few...