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Press Statement
Tom Casey, Deputy Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 6, 2008


Case of Missing American Citizen Robert Levinson

American citizen Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran a year ago during a March 8-9, 2007 business trip to Kish Island.

Mr. Levinson’s wife Christine, his son and sister-in-law visited Iran in December in an effort to gather information about his disappearance and 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 call upon Tehran to share with the family and diplomats of the Swiss Embassy in Tehran, which looks after U.S. interests in the absence of normal diplomatic relations, details of any and all information the Iranian authorities have uncovered.

If Iran is holding Mr. Levinson, we demand that the Iranian authorities notify us to that effect, grant the Swiss consular access, and release him and reunite him with his family.

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Released on March 6, 2008

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