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Wife of man who vanished in Iran says he was working for CIA

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 22 January 2014
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Wife of man who vanished in Iran says he was working for CIA, 22 January 2014, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/53314462a.html [accessed 22 November 2017]
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January 22, 2014

By RFE/RL

A photograph of missing U.S. citizen Robert Levinson which was e-mailed to his family in 2011.A photograph of missing U.S. citizen Robert Levinson which was e-mailed to his family in 2011.

WASHINGTON – The wife of Robert Levinson, an American who disappeared some seven years ago during a trip to Iran's Kish Island, has confirmed that he was working at the time for the CIA, the U.S. intelligence agency.

Christine Levinson told RFE/RL that she was aware her husband was working as a CIA contractor.

She said her husband was also a private investigator at the time.

U.S. officials have denied Levinson worked for the government.

Iran has said it is not holding Levinson.

Christine Levinson said the U.S. should allow an intermediary to work with Iran to bring her husband home.

Levinson has not been in contact with his family since he went missing in 2007.

Pictures showing him in captivity were e-mailed to the family in 2011.

His wife said she believes he is still alive.

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