Former agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Robert Levinson, who disappeared in Iran in 2007, is presumed dead. This was announced by US President Donald Trump at a White House briefing, reports TP
Trump said that the death of Levinson was reported to the family of the ex-agent. At the same time, the Iranian authorities did not notify the US leadership about what happened. “He was sick for a long time, he had serious problems [with health] before he was detained or captured by force,” the American leader added.
The last time Robert Levinson was seen on the Iranian resort island of Kish in the Persian Gulf in March 2007. It was noted that this island is used by smugglers. Levinson, who became a private investigator after leaving the FBI, his family claims, led an investigation into cigarette smuggling.
According to the most common version, he was captured by Iranian intelligence services. Tehran rejected these suspicions. According to another version, he could have been abducted by a criminal group against which he was conducting an investigation. For information about the whereabouts of Levinson, US authorities promised $ 20 million.