Family of Missing American in Iran Meets with FBI Chief

Levinson went missing in Iran in 2007.

Friday, Dec 20, 2013  |  Updated 8:00 PM EDT
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The family of missing CIA contractor Robert Levinson said they have met with the FBI in their continued effort to press the U.S. government to find him.

The family of missing CIA contractor Robert Levinson said they have met with the FBI in their continued effort to press the U.S. government to find him.

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The family of missing CIA contractor Robert Levinson said they have met with the FBI in their continued effort to press the U.S. government to find him.

Levinson disappeared in Iran in 2007 during a secret intelligence mission which an Associated Press investigation made public last week. The report revealed Levinson was investigating the Iranian government during the trip instead of being on private business, as the government had said he was.

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The statement from the Levinson family, which was sent to NBC News, said they met with FBI Director James Comey Friday in Washington, D.C. to continue urging the government to "fulfill its moral obligation to Rovert Levinson."

"We thank Director Comey for his personal commitment to do everything in his power to bring Bob home," the statement read. "We also have requested new meetings with Secretary of State Kerry and President Obama. We are waiting to hear from them."

The government has not received "proof of life" in years, and the last time his family received photos or video of him was in late 2010 and early 2011. It is unknown who is holding him.

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