- The Washington Times - Friday, March 20, 2015

Even as he pursues a landmark nuclear deal with Iran, President Obama on Friday called on Iranian leaders to release four Americans being held in the Middle Eastern country.

In a statement, the president says he remains committed to bringing the Americans home, including retired FBI agent Robert Levinson who went missing on Kish Island off the coast of Iran in 2007.

“Today, as families across the world gather to mark this holiday, we remember those American families who are enduring painful separations from their loved ones who are imprisoned or went missing in Iran,” Mr. Obama said in a statement. “I reiterate my commitment to bringing our citizens home and call on the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to immediately release Saeed Abedini, Amir Hekmati and Jason Rezaian and to work cooperatively with us to find Robert Levinson so that they all can be safely reunited with their families as soon as possible.”

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