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By Tom Fitton
New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
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Topic - Robert Levinson
The White House asked Iran "respectfully" Tuesday to return American Robert Levinson, the longest-held U.S. hostage in history.
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Two years after a hostage video and photographs of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson raised the possibility that the missing American was being held by terrorists, U.S. officials now see the government of Iran behind the images, intelligence officials told The Associated Press.
The family of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson, who vanished years ago in Iran, issued a plea Friday and, for the first time, released a hostage video they received from his unidentified captors.
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that "the future belongs to Iran," and he challenged the United States to accept that his country has a major role in the world.
A missing Iranian nuclear scientist, who has sought refuge at a Pakistani Embassy office in Washington and who Iran claims was abducted, is free to return to his homeland, the State Department said Tuesday.
"It needs to come front and center again," Levinson said. "There needs to be a lot more public outcry."
The video depicted a haggard Levinson, who said he was being held by a "group."