WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is renewing U.S. appeals to Iran for information about a retired FBI agent who vanished four years ago on the Iranian island of Kish, as evidence has surfaced that he is still alive and being held.
A day after revealing recent indications that Robert Levinson is alive and being held somewhere in southwest Asia, Clinton told reporters Friday that the Obama administration is doing everything it can to bring him home. On Thursday, The Associated Press reported that Levinson's family received proof late last year that he was alive.
Iran has repeatedly denied any knowledge of Levinson's welfare or whereabouts but Clinton noted that Iranian officials had offered help in the past. She said the U.S. would appreciate any assistance Iran can provide.