Iran Denies Claims that Former FBI Agent Died in their Custody

Iran Says Robert Levinson Left the Country Several Years Ago


The Iranian government has dismissed claims that a former FBI agent died in Iranian custody. The agent, Robert Levinson, went missing on Iran’s Kish Island in the Gulf in March 2007.

Although Levinson’s family believes the agent died in custody, the Iranian government has said the agent left the country “years ago” for an unspecified destination.

The agent was reportedly investigating allegations of corruption by well-connected people in Iran. Lawyer David McGee said Levinson was tracing money laundered through Iranian exiles living in Toronto.

A video that surfaced online in 2011 showed him pleading for help. However, it did not say who was holding him or where.

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had not been told that Levinson was dead.