Friday, March 4, 2011

Fomer FBI agent who went missing in Iran is alive, says US

Four years after a retired FBI agent mysteriously vanished inside Iran, US officials have received proof that he is alive.

The US had lacked reliable information about the fate of Robert Levinson since he disappeared in March 2007 from the Iranian island of Kish. It remains unclear who is holding Levinson or where he is.

The state department issued a three-sentence statement saying there were indications Levinson was in south-west Asia and asking Iran for help.

Iran has repeatedly said it has no information about Levinson, but US diplomats and investigators have long said they believed he was taken by Iranian government agents.


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