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Iran calls on US to give more information on missing FBI agent

Tehran, April 15, IRNA - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini on Sunday referred to the former FBI agent Robert Levinson who is claimed to have disappeared in the southern Kish Island and said that the US should provide more information about him through the Swiss Embassy in Tehran.

Speaking at this week's press briefing, he said that the information provided about Levinson by Swiss Embassy in Tehran, which looks after US interests in Iran, are incomplete.

In response to a question about the Second Secretary of Iranian Embassy in Baghdad Jalal Sharafi, who was kidnapped and tortured by US troops, he said that the issue is being pursued through legal channels at the international level.

"Since his return to Iran, Sharafi has been under treatment.

Meanwhile, the Representative of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and Iraqi ambassador to Tehran met him in the hospital.

Besides, he will be visited by the ICRC medical team," he added.

Concerning the number of Iranians wounded in the suicide bomb explosion in the Iraqi city of Karbala on Saturday, he said that according to the latest news, the number of Iranian casualties are said to be five.

Asked to confirm whether Russia has prevented a US possible attack on Iran in recent months, he dismissed such claim.

"The US has officially announced that in Iran's case military option is not on the agenda," he added.

"We also believe that the US is incapable of it. Moreover, the regional and world conditions do not allow for such a measure," said the spokesman.

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