Wife Of Missing American Hopes To Meet Iran's President
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
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.
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
Christine Levinson also appealed to those who might have seen her
husband to contact her and her family through the website they have launched (www.helpboblevinson.com).
believes her husband is still in Iran. Iranian authorities have however said
that they don't have any information about his whereabouts.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini was quoted on September 10 as
saying that efforts are continuing to find traces of Robert
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