Iran has actually refuted a case by the family members of former FBI agent Robert Levinson that he has died captive there, stating he left the nation years earlier.
“Credible evidence” recommended Mr Levinson left Iran for an “unspecified destination” eventually in the past, an international ministry representative stated.
Iran has constantly stated it has no details regarding what took place to him.
Mr Levinson’s other half claims he went away on the Iranian island of Kish in 2007, functioning as a private detective.
In a declaration on Wednesday, the Levinson family members stated it had actually just recently obtained details from US authorities that had actually led them to attract their final thought.
“It is impossible to describe our pain,” they stated.
“If not for the cruel, heartless actions of the Iranian regime, Robert Levinson would be alive and home with us today.”
Iran stated its previous remarks regarding the situation, stating it had actually been searching for out regarding Mr Levinson’s problem “however can not locate any kind of indications of him living”.
US authorities presume Mr Levinson was abducted by Iranian knowledge pressures to be utilized as a negotiating chip in ventures withWashington
What took place to Robert Levinson?
There are clashing cases, however bit tough proof regarding the conditions bordering Mr Levinson’s loss.
His family members claim Mr Levinson, that relinquished the FBI in 1998, got on an unsanctioned CIA objective when he went missing on Kish.
Proof- of-life images as well as a video clip were obtained by Mr Levinson’s family members in 2010 as well as 2011, which they later on launched to media.
The photos revealed Mr Levinson, that was 58 when he went missing out on, with a lengthy grey beard as well as putting on an orange jail one-piece suit, comparable to those put on by US detainees in Guantanamo Bay.
An indication around his neck read: “why you can not aid me”.
Experts identified the video clip had actually been sent out with Pakistan, while the images were sent out from a web address in Afghanistan.
Pashtun wedding event songs can be listened to playing faintly behind-the-scenes of the video clip, recommending Mr Levinson can be kept in either of those 2 nations.
Another concept of US authorities was that the Iranian federal government can have transmitted the photos on the surface in an initiative responsible Mr Levinson’s loss on a person else.