August 29th, 2012
12:50 AM ET

Feds still hunting for ex FBI agent who vanished in Iran 2,000 days ago

Wednesday marks day 2,000 since retired FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran, and the State Department is urging Tehran to provide information on his whereabouts.

"Determining Mr. Levinson's whereabouts and reuniting him safely with his family continues to be a priority for the U.S. Government. The United States also continues to welcome the assistance of our international partners in this investigation," U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.

An FBI reward of $1 million for information leading to Levinson's safe return still stands.

Levinson, who became a private investigator after retiring from the FBI, was working on a cigarette smuggling case when he disappeared more than five years ago while on a business trip on Iran's Kish island on March 8, 2007.

The State Department has consistently denied Levinson was working for the U.S. government and has unsuccessfully pressed Tehran for information.

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  1. Kenney

    Another case of disposable heroes

    August 29, 2012 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. Pony

    Iran is smart they know what America is trying to do oh yeah dont forget the slick israelis

    August 29, 2012 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sinfully Yours

    2000 days, really?! Why don't they just say 5 1/2 years ago?

    August 29, 2012 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      It sounds better, more dramatic, no?
      I have a feeling this poor man perished 1,999 days ago...poor guy.

      August 29, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Iraq,Afghanistan,Pakistan Iran,Syria and such are 'populated' by operatives from countries with vested interests.
    Hope this one is safe wherever he is.

    August 29, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Nosebleed

    Now see if he had of been collecting welfare he would'nt have time to be in iran bothering people he would be at home eating/sleeping and making babies

    August 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jannai

    America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.

    In 1953, America overthrow Iran's democratic government and installed a brutal dictator Shah of Iran. America helped Shah to established secret police and killed hundreds of thousands of Iranians.During Iran-Iraq war, America helped Saddam Hussein and killed one million Iranians. America is the only country that shot down Iran's civilian air plain and killed all 290 passengers.

    In 2003, America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and displaced 4,000,000+ Iraqi people.
    Now, America is a failed country with huge debt. Its debt will be 24 trillion by 2015.Every other day a city in America is declaring bankruptcy. ha ha ha HA HA HA

    August 30, 2012 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Well @ Jannai

    Americans are waking up to reality and for the sake of this greatest of countries I hope and pray that we sit up and take notice sooner rather than later.
    You laugh now because we indeed got ourselves in mess of our own making and the world makes mockery of our policies but we are a nation which is known to bounce back. And we will.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Nosebleed

    Nothing last forever including America 1 more war is coming and that will end it all because peace does'nt equal making money war does

    August 30, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Nosebleed

    Plus are govt fools us thats why we use drones and other high tech weapons because to be honest without that the men and women of the U.S. Military would get slaughtered on the ground by real warlords but in the coming days high tech weapons will be useless

    August 30, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. SekemetKali

    Vanish from the face of earth right now.

    September 8, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |