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  • Robert S. Mueller, III
  • Director
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Press Conference Marking Fifth Anniversary of Disappearance of Bob Levinson
  • Washington, D.C.
  • March 06, 2012

Remarks prepared for delivery

As you know, this week we mark the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of Bob Levinson from Kish Island, Iran.

To the members of the Levinson family, we in the FBI share in your heartache. But we also share in your sense of hope—hope for Bob’s safety, his health, and his homecoming. 

We in the FBI are working every day to bring your husband, father, and grandfather back home to you. Bob was a special agent of the FBI for 22 years, and that means something to each and every one of us in the Bureau. It means something to the citizens we serve.

The pursuit of justice is the bedrock of the FBI. It is our mission, our commitment to the American people. I speak not only of seeking justice against those who perpetrate crime.

Justice must also include those individuals most impacted by crime—the families and friends of the victims, those who have suffered at the hands of criminals, here at home or abroad. 

Bob’s disappearance serves as a constant reminder of why we in the FBI do what we do, and who we are sworn to serve and protect.

We often speak of the FBI family. Though he is retired from the FBI, Bob remains a member of the FBI family to this day…and his family is our family. Like all families, we stand together in good times and in times of adversity. 

Today, we stand together to re-affirm our commitment to Bob Levinson. We in the FBI will continue to do all that we can to ensure Bob’s safe return to Christine and their family, to his FBI family, and to the country that he has served so well and so diligently for 28 years.

It is our privilege to stand with the Levinson family for as long as it takes to bring Bob home.

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