Nov. 12, 2019 – 4:09 – Iran acknowledges retired FBI agent Robert Levinson, missing since 2007, is the subject of an ‘ongoing case’ after the State Department offers $25 million for information leading to his return. Levinson’s daughter Stephanie reacts on ‘America’s Newsroom.’
Nov. 12, 2019 – 3:47 – Dan Levinson, son of missing former agent Robert Levinson, speaks out.
The daughter of Robert Levinson — a retired FBI agent and private investigator who went missing from an Iranian island in 2007 — praised President Trump and the administration for their focus on the case.
Trump and National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien have been working tirelessly to find out what happened to the 58-year-old — now the longest-held hostage in U.S. history, Sarah Moriarty told “The Story” on Monday.
“We believe that President Trump, with this new $25 million reward and a tweet yesterday, has sent a clear message that this is a top priority for the U.S. administration, and we’re so thankful to him,” she said.
“Robert O’Brien has been amazing for our family — the entire administration has been working very hard; very tirelessly to bring him home.”
While in the country, he met with American fugitive Dawud Salahuddin, whom the CIA was hoping to recruit as an asset, a source told Fox News at the time. After the meeting, Levinson went missing from Kish Island.
Moriarty told Martha MacCallum the Iranian government made mention of “Revolutionary Court,” which she said is geared toward criminal-type cases as opposed to those for missing persons.
She called that development a “key element” of her father’s case, and called Iran’s behavior “unacceptable.”
“We also need Americans to recognize that this is unacceptable and that Iran must send him home,” she said, urging officials in Tehran to “come clean” about what has transpired over the last 12 years.
“My message to my dad is that we are working tirelessly every day and we are working hard to bring him home.”
Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the State Department would offer $20 million on top of a $5 million reward already posted for information leading to Levinson’s recovery and return.
“The Trump administration has made clear that the regime in Iran must release all missing and wrongfully detained Americans, including Robert Levinson, Xiyue Wang, Siamak Namazi, and others,” Pompeo said in a statement. “We will not rest until they are reunited with their families.”
Fox News’ Brie Stimson contributed to this report.
Updated 9:40 PM ET, Fri November 8, 2019
(CNN) A United Nations working group says Iran’s Justice Department has acknowledged that there is “an on going case in the Public Prosecution and Revolutionary Court of Tehran” for former FBI agent Robert Levinson.
…The State Department also announced a new reward of up to $20 million for information leading to the safe return of Levinson. Combined with a $5 million reward already in place from the FBI, it makes up to $25 million available to those who can provide such information.
In a Monday interview with VOA Persian, Levinson’s daughter Sarah Moriarty said her brother Doug attended the meeting with Pompeo earlier in the day. She said the Levinson family was honored to be at the gathering and commended the bravery of the American diplomats who were held hostage.
“We also would like to remind people that our father has been held ten times longer than those individuals,” she said.
Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent disappeared in Iran in 2007. He’s believed to be America’s longest held hostage. The US administration has offered a reward of up to 20 million dollars for information about him. Alan Kasujja has been speaking to his daughter Sarah Moriarty. She talks about her life without her father, and her fight to bring him back.
Disappearance of Robert A. Levinson
Kish Island, Iran | March 9, 2007
Rewards for Justice is offering a reward of up to $20,000,000 for information leading to the safe location, recovery, and return of Robert A. Levinson. Information is being sought regarding Bob Levinson, a retired FBI Special Agent, who went missing during a business trip to Kish Island, Iran on March 9, 2007. Levinson retired from the FBI in 1998 and worked as a private investigator following his retirement. Since Levinson’s disappearance, his whereabouts, well-being, and the circumstances surrounding his disappearance have been unknown.
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