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March 9, 2018

FBI Statement on 11th Anniversary of the Disappearance of Robert A. Levinson

Today, on the 11th anniversary of Robert A. “Bob” Levinson’s disappearance from Kish Island, Iran, the FBI calls for his return. Mr. Levinson disappeared on March 9, 2007, and as he was taken inside Iran, the FBI and the United States Government call on the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to return Mr. Levinson home to his family.

In recent years, representatives of the Government of Iran and the United States agreed to cooperate in sharing information which would lead to Mr. Levinson’s return. The FBI calls on the Government of Iran to uphold this commitment so that Mr. Levinson and his family can be reunited.

Mr. Levinson, who will turn 70 tomorrow, has been held for 11 years. The FBI and our partners in the United States Government have worked tirelessly to bring Mr. Levinson home. The FBI’s dedicated team of agents and analysts, along with our interagency partners, is steadfast in our mission to locate Mr. Levinson and return him home where he belongs.

A $5 million reward for information that could lead to Bob Levinson’s safe return remains unclaimed. For more information, to include photographs and reward information, please visit fbi.gov/levinson.