American’s Iran mission revealed

He spied off books for CIA before disappearance in 2007

Posted: December 14, 2013 at 4:33 a.m.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry holds a news conference Friday at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, where he said the U.S. will continue to seek the release of Robert Levinson from Iran, but sidestepped questions about Levinson’s CIA affiliation.

The Obama administration faced intensified pressure Friday to find former CIA contractor Robert Levinson — both from lawmakers and the Levinson family — nearly seven years after he disappeared in Iran during what now has been revealed as an unofficial spy mission.


Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson holds a sign in a photo Levinson’s family received in April 2011. (Credit: AP)

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