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World FBI chief pledges to find answers on ex-agent Levinson

01:50  27 march  2020
01:50  27 march  2020 Source:   msn.com

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An FBI poster of former FBI agent Robert Levinson : at left, before he was kidnapped; center, taken from a video; and right, in 2012. Mr. Levinson went missing on the Iranian island of Kish in 2007. Iran has long denied any knowledge of his whereabouts.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI won't give up on “finding out what happened" to former agent Robert Levinson, who the U.S. government believes died in the custody of the Iranians, according to an email FBI Director Chris Wray sent to the FBI workforce on Thursday.

FILE - In this March 6, 2012 file photo, an FBI poster showing a composite image of former FBI agent Robert Levinson, right, of how he would look like now, left, taken from the video, released by his captors in Washington during a news conference. The family of retired FBI agent Levinson said Wednesday, March 25, 2020, that U.S. government officials have concluded that he has died while in the custody of Iran. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this March 6, 2012 file photo, an FBI poster showing a composite image of former FBI agent Robert Levinson, right, of how he would look like now, left, taken from the video, released by his captors in Washington during a news conference. The family of retired FBI agent Levinson said Wednesday, March 25, 2020, that U.S. government officials have concluded that he has died while in the custody of Iran. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

The email, obtained by The Associated Press, was sent a day after Levinson's family revealed that the U.S. government had concluded that Levinson was dead. U.S. officials have not specified the nature or circumstances of Levinson's death, except to say they believe it happened some time ago.

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U.S. government officials have concluded that Robert Levinson has died while in the custody of Iran, his family have said. President Trump said he has not determined if that is true.

Former FBI agent Robert Levinson 's family has said that he died in Iranian custody. Levinson went missing in 2007. US President Donald Trump did not confirm Levinson 's death. He said that he had not received any word from Iran about the agent 's death.

Wray writes in the email that he himself met with the Levinson family and “explained that the most credible evidence we have collected over the past 13 years points to the likelihood that Bob died in captivity."

“It pained me to deliver that news, but I believe that we owed Bob’s family a thorough and candid presentation of the information that we’ve collected," Wray wrote.

The email comes as Trump administration officials are calling on Iran to provide a more complete accounting of Levinson's abduction and his time in captivity.

Levinson disappeared March 9, 2007, when he was scheduled to meet a source on the Iranian island of Kish. For years, U.S. officials would say only that Levinson was working independently on a private investigation. But a 2013 Associated Press investigation revealed that Levinson had been sent on a mission by CIA analysts who had no authority to run such an operation.

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