Congressman Deutch Introduces Bipartisan Resolution on 8th Anniversary of Disappearance of Robert Levinson
In conjunction with the 8th anniversary of the disappearance of Robert Levinson, Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) will introduce a resolution calling on Iran to increase its efforts to assist in bringing Bob Levinson home. Levinson, a retired FBI agent and private investigator, went missing from Iran’s Kish Island on March 9, 2007.
He has now been held for 2,922 days, making him the longest held United States civilian in history.
Evidence that Levinson was still alive and being held captive surfaced in 2010 and again in 2011 when the Levinson family received a video and series of photos of Mr. Levinson, indicating that he was being held somewhere in southwest Asia.
“As the United States and our partners sit across the table from Iran attempting to negotiate an end to its illicit nuclear program, they must continue to raise Bob’s case directly with Iranian leadership. President Rouhani himself pledged Iran’s cooperation in this case, and it is time to fulfill that pledge and bring Bob home to his wife, children and grandchildren,” said Congressman Ted Deutch, who represents the Levinson family in Coral Springs, Florida.