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Topic - Robert Levinson
A team from The Associated Press has won the 2014 Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics for a story that revealed the CIA ties of an American who vanished in Iran.
The family of a former FBI agent who went missing from the Iranian resort of Kish Island is renewing its plea for his release on the seventh anniversary of his disappearance.
In March 2007, retired FBI agent Robert Levinson flew to Kish Island, an Iranian resort awash with tourists, smugglers and organized crime figures. Days later, after an arranged meeting with an admitted killer, he checked out of his hotel, slipped into a taxi and vanished. For years, the U.S. has publicly described him as a private citizen who traveled to the tiny Persian Gulf island on private business.
The White House disputed news reports Friday that former FBI agent Robert Levinson was working as a CIA employee when he went missing on a trip to Iran in 2007.
The White House asked Iran "respectfully" Tuesday to return American Robert Levinson, the longest-held U.S. hostage in history.
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.
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.
Levinson’s family says the Obama administration should make any diplomatic agreement with Iran contingent on Tehran helping to find the missing CIA contractor.
"Thirty-three years of service to the United States deserves something," Levinson said. "Please help me."