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Press Statement
Sean McCormack, Spokesman
Washington, DC
July 14, 2008


American Citizen Robert Levinson Still Missing in Iran

Christine Levinson, wife of American citizen Robert Levinson, who disappeared while visiting Iran’s Kish Island in March 2007, met today with Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns to discuss her husband’s case.

Mr. Levinson, a father of seven with a second grandchild on the way, has now been missing for sixteen months. We still do not have definitive information about his welfare or whereabouts. Mr. Levinson’s wife and son visited Iran in December 2007 in an effort to gather information about his disappearance and to press the Iranian government on his case. While the Iranian authorities guaranteed the security of the family during their journey, they provided few details from their investigation.

We once again urge Tehran to share any and all information the Iranian authorities have uncovered about the Levinson case, and we ask anyone else who may have information about the case to contact us or the Levinson family.

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Released on July 14, 2008

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