Lawmakers Urging Trump to Pressure Iran for Return of Bob Levinson

Former FBI agent Bob Levinson has been held hostage by the Iranian government of the past 10 years. Obama did little to try to force the Iranians to release Levinson. How a group of Washington politicians have written to President Donald Trump, urging him to put more pressure on Iran to release Levinson and return him to his family.

President Trump must increase pressure on Iran to disclose the whereabouts of Robert Levinson — the former FBI agent who disappeared in the country a decade ago — and return him to his family, several U.S. lawmakers said.

A delegation of lawmakers — led by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. — penned a letter Tuesday to Trump, calling on the administration to “re-engage” with Iran over Levinson, a Florida native who was last seen in 2007 on Iran’s Kish Island. Levinson disappeared while traveling on an unauthorized mission to recruit an intelligence source for the CIA. If alive, he is the longest-held hostage in American history.

“As you know, our government has long pressed Iran to return Bob,” read a copy of the letter obtained by Fox News…

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The only thing Obama did with Iran was give them all of their billions of frozen assets open up trade lines for them and to help empower them to continue on with their nuclear program. Trump is not so easily swayed by a radical Islamic dictatorship and it will be interesting to see what Trump does to try to get Levinson released.




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