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Wife Of Missing American Hopes To Meet Iran's President

U.S. - Robert Levinson, former FBI agent, undated
Robert Levinson
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September 18, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- The wife of a former FBI agent who disappeared in March while on a business trip to Iran told Radio Farda today that she has traveled to New York to try to meet with Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, who is expected to speak at the UN General Assembly.

Christine Levinson told Radio Farda that she has not been able yet to get an appointment with the Iranian president.

"I keep trying to get an appointment, I know he's a very busy man but I hope he will be able to find even 10 minutes to see me," she said. "I want to ask him for his help in finding my husband, I know that he has the ability to find him."

Robert Levinson was last seen on March 8 on Kish Island off the southern coast of Iran, where according to his family he had gone to seek information on cigarette smuggling.

His wife told Radio Farda that she has applied for an Iranian visa to travel to Iran and seek information on her missing husband. She said Iranian authorities are reviewing her visa request.

"I believe it's close to one month or so before they get back to me, but I did give them a letter stating what I would like to do so," she said. "I hope they will be able to give me" a visa.

Christine Levinson also appealed to those who might have seen her husband to contact her and her family through the website they have launched (

Levinson believes her husband is still in Iran. Iranian authorities have however said that they don't have any information about his whereabouts.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini was quoted on September 10 as saying that efforts are continuing to find traces of Robert Levinson.

Copyright (c) 2007 RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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