Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee Passes Deutch Resolution Calling for Bob Levinson's Return
Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa passed a resolution authored by Ranking Member Ted Deutch (D-FL) calling on the government of Iran to fulfill their promises of assistance in finding and returning his constituent, Robert Levinson, the longest held hostage in American history. Present for the Subcommittee's passage of H. Res 148 were Bob's wife and son, Christine and Daniel Levinson.
"In just one month, we will mark nine years since Bob Levinson disappeared on Iran's Kish Island on March 9, 2007," said Congressman Ted Deutch, "and in those nine years, the Levinson family has never given up on their efforts to bring their husband and father home. They deserve to feel the same elation and relief felt by the families of the other Americans released by Iran in the recent prisoner exchange. I thank my friend and Subcommittee Chairman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) for working with me to swiftly pass this resolution, and look forward to its timely consideration by the full House Committee on Foreign Affairs."
During his statement prior to the resolution's passage, Deutch urged Americans to help raise awareness about Bob Levinson's case by using the hashtag #WhatAboutBob. His complete statement is available here: