Today marks the 14th anniversary of Robert Levinson’s abduction in Iran. His kidnapping is counted as the longest hostage in US history. Robert Alan Levinson was an American former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who happened to disappear on March 9, 2009 in Kish Island in Iran. He was on a mission for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). There are certain claims that he is being held hostage by the Government of Iran.
On its 14th anniversary, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that even after their persistent efforts of cooperation with Iran, they are still clueless about Levinson’s location. But she stressed the point, that they will not give up and will continue to demand answers about Levinson’s abduction, detention, and presumed death. She said that the American citizens that are wrongfully detained in Iran and the other parts of the world will have to be returned to their families.
For the last 14 years, the wife and children of Levinson have been suffering from his absence and there is nothing possibly that can compensate for the days of his absence to his family and loved ones. However, the United States remains resilient to demand answers and justice for people like Levinson.