Trump calls on Iran to “turn over” former FBI agent Levinson

WASHINGTON, US President Donald Trump late on Sunday called on Iran to “turn over” retired FBI agent Robert Levinson, saying “it would be a very positive step.” Trump tweeted “if Iran is able to turn over to the US kidnapped former FBI Agent Robert A. Levinson, who has been missing in Iran for 12 years, it would be a very positive step.

“At the same time, upon information and belief, Iran is, and has been, enriching uranium. THAT WOULD BE A VERY BAD STEP!” he added.

Tehran has said that construction is moving forward on two additional units at Bushehr, as part of plans to ratchet up nuclear power.

According to media reports on Saturday, Iran has noted that Levinson has an “ongoing case in the Public Prosecution and Revolutionary Court of Tehran.” Last week, the Department of State Rewards for Justice (RFJ) Program announced a reward of up to USD 20 million for information leading to the safe location, recovery and return of Levinson.

In addition to the Department of State reward, an FBI reward of USD five million remains already in place.

Levinson, who is considered to be the longest-held hostage in US history, has been missing in Iran since 2007 during an “unauthorized” CIA mission.

Source: Kuwait News Agency