Statement From the Levinson Family Regarding the $20 Million Reward for Information Leading to the Return of Robert Levinson

From the family of Robert Levinson, America’s longest-held hostage –

Today the United States announced a $20 million reward for information leading to the safe location, recovery and return of Robert Levinson – our husband and father – who was abducted while visiting Kish Island, Iran, on March 9, 2007. Combined with the $5 million reward already in place from the FBI, this makes a total of $25 million available to the person or persons providing this information.

This sends a clear message from our government of how important it is that Bob Levinson be returned to his family and friends who love him. All the Iranian authorities need to do is send him home.

To the individuals in Iran and elsewhere who know where Bob Levinson is, or have information that will bring him back to us, please contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate, or email [email protected]. All we care about is having him home, so he can live the rest of his life in peace.

This is the 40th anniversary of the day in 1979 when 52 Americans were taken hostage and held for 444 days. Bob Levinson has been held more than 10 times longer – for 4624 days. Bob Levinson must come home, and Iran’s hostage-taking as government policy must end.

We wish to express our deep appreciation to President Trump and everyone in the Administration who is working hard every day to bring Bob Levinson home. Today’s announcement shows their commitment to that mission. We are grateful, and we look forward to the day when our husband and father will be able to thank them in person.

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