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Trump: Missing former FBI agent in Iran, probably not alive

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An ex-FBI agent who suddenly disappeared while traveling to Iran in 2007 is unlikely to be alive. At the same time, Washington did not receive official notification from the Iranian authorities about his death.


This statement was made by US President Donald Trump at the White House at a briefing.

Initially, this information came from the relatives of the former agent, and Trump was asked to comment on it. He confirmed that the Levinson family was informed of his possible death while in custody in Iran. The American president expressed sympathy for the family of a former FBI officer. He emphasized that before the ex-agent left the USA, he had serious health problems.

Earlier, United States authorities offered $ 20 million for information on Levinson. The last time a former FBI officer was seen on the resort island of Kish in the Persian Gulf. Although, according to the official version, he was in Iran on a private trip, a journalistic investigation by the Associated Press revealed that he was carrying out the CIA mission at that time.

After 1998, when Levinson resigned from the FBI, he engaged in private detective work, and since 2006, allegedly collaborated with the CIA, collecting information for management abroad.
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  1. Sergej1972
    Sergej1972 26 March 2020 11: 09 New
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    With such a surname, go to gather information in Iran ...
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother 26 March 2020 11: 21 New
      +7
      Quote: Sergej1972
      With such a surname, go to gather information in Iran ...

      Send an agent with that last name to Iran ...
      Is there anti-Semitism here?
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      2. Tatyana
        Tatyana 26 March 2020 15: 50 New
        -2
        Trump has a rejuvenating make-up in his eyes! And this is not to mention the fact that his hair is dyed in the photo.

        And then in Soviet times in the West anti-Soviet all laughed at Brezhnev for the fact that Brezhnev allegedly dyed eyebrows in old age.

        Against their background, I involuntarily recalled M.S. Gorbachev. Namely.

        In 2009, I was at a closed - under heavy guard and state precautionary measures - opening of a traveling exhibition dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the death of Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva, organized in Russia by Gorbachev himself. M.S. Gorbachev personally opened the exhibition.
        I stood during his 15-minute performance just 1 meter away from him - and his appearance just hit me! Although his hair in his 78 years was also dyed in a dark dark, almost black color.
        Gorbachev at the age of 78 looked no more than 65 years old - blooming and vigorous, with excellent dressing and artistic oratory.
        And then I thought that this traitor to the USSR and the socialist system would happily live happily ever after for pleasure - to a very old age, and die in a warm bed not at all from a remorse.
        After the speech, those present wanted to ask him questions, but MSGorbach immediately left the room quickly, and the guards closed the door behind him and blocked their way with their bodies.
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 26 March 2020 16: 50 New
          0
          It is useless for Gorbachev to ask questions.
          When they ask him an uncomfortable question, he begins to carry a blizzard on another topic.
          Если вопрос повторить, ответит "я уже отвечал" - и повторит пургу.
          And on the topic of the article - is it not too late, did they raise the topic? For 13 years, an American in an Iranian prison will die 13 times, even without a Jewish name.
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 26 March 2020 11: 39 New
      +5
      Quote: Sergej1972
      With such a surname, go gather information to Iran.

      In Soviet times, when we were going on a business trip to Iraq, we were warned that if we hid even the slightest presence of Jewish blood, then this is our business, but in the event of a conflict in Iraq, even the Soviet leadership will not rescue us from there.
      1. Sgan
        Sgan 26 March 2020 11: 51 New
        +2
        About Primakov, it was always known that he was a Jew by mother, but this did not prevent him from being a personal friend of the leaders of the Arab countries and the worst enemy of Israel
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 26 March 2020 12: 02 New
          +5
          Quote: Sgan
          and Israel’s worst enemy

          Among the worst enemies of Israel, in general, there are a lot of Jews ...
          1. Insurgent
            Insurgent 26 March 2020 12: 29 New
            0
            An ex-FBI agent who suddenly disappeared while traveling to Iran in 2007 is unlikely to be alive.

            А "бывшим агентом",он стал BEFORE or already AFTER trips?
          2. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 26 March 2020 13: 07 New
            +3
            Quote: Spade
            Among the worst enemies of Israel, in general, there are a lot of Jews ...

            At least the famous inquisitor Thomas de Torquemada.
            1. Lopatov
              Lopatov 26 March 2020 15: 18 New
              0
              Quote: tihonmarine
              At least the famous inquisitor Thomas de Torquemada.

              I'm talking about modernity.
              Quite a lot of Jewish organizations, as well as individual Jews, denying Israel the right to exist.
              Как пример- "Нетурей карто"

    3. cniza
      cniza 26 March 2020 13: 33 New
      +4
      Quote: Sergej1972
      With such a surname, go to gather information in Iran ...


      Not everything is as scary as you imagine:

      Jews in Iran

      Against this background, an inexhaustible Jewish presence in the Islamic Republic of Iran is a rather rare phenomenon. Today, the largest Jewish community in the Middle East region lives outside of Israel. Its quantitative indicators vary: in 2015, the deputy of the Iranian parliament from the Jewish community of the country, Siamak More-Seddek, determined the number of Jews living in Iran at 25 thousand people.
      В Тегеране работает специальный учебный компьютерный центр для еврейской молодежи, имеется трехъязычный (в том числе – на иврите) общинный интернет-портал. Интеллектуальная жизнь общины отображается в ежемесячном журнале "Офогэ бина". В Тегеране сейчас сконцентрирована основная часть иранских евреев – около 55%. Им более всех доступны услуги, представляемые общиной – кошерная пища, услуги резников, специальные молодежные клубы, служба знакомств и др. В столице работают и 20 из 40 действующих в Иране синагог. Большинство иранских евреев соблюдают все предписания своей веры.
      https://mnenia.zahav.ru/Articles/11852/evreiskaya_obshina_irana_sostoyanie_i_perspektivi
      1. cost
        cost 26 March 2020 18: 59 New
        +1
        Victor is absolutely right.
        Iranian Jews Protects Fatwa by Ayatollah Khomeini
        Fatwa (Fatwa, Fatoua; Arabic. فتوى, plural Fatawa) - in Islam, a decision on any issue made by the mufti, fakih or alim, based on the principles of Islam and on the precedents of Muslim legal practice and binding on all Muslims. (In this case, for Shiite Muslims)


    4. Round Smesharik
      Round Smesharik 26 March 2020 17: 05 New
      -3
      Quote: Sergej1972
      With such a surname, go to gather information in Iran ...

      This is a death sentence right away ..! Maybe the FBI sent him to Iran on purpose .. No man, no problem bully
  2. Threaded screw
    Threaded screw 26 March 2020 11: 10 New
    -4
    Iran is a wonderland, got there and disappeared there.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 26 March 2020 12: 31 New
      +2
      Quote: Threaded screw
      Iran is a wonderland, got there and disappeared there.

      Nothing will happen if you go to Iran without a stone in your bosom ...
      1. Threaded screw
        Threaded screw 26 March 2020 17: 53 New
        -3
        Nothing will happen if you go to Iran without a stone in your bosom ...
        Are you there every week?
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 26 March 2020 17: 56 New
          -1
          Quote: Threaded screw
          Are you there every week?

          Of course not.

          But you in any country, come with evil intentions, and to you,leastwill be unfriendly.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 26 March 2020 11: 13 New
    +3
    Before the ex-agent left the United States, he had serious health problems.
    Больной агент ФБР решил в частном порядке съездить в Иран, чтобы выполнить задание ЦРУ? Слишком много нестыковок для спецслужб. Сказали бы честно, что иранские спецслужбы прихватили сотрудника спецслужбы Сша на "горячем", на что имели полное право.
    1. Threaded screw
      Threaded screw 26 March 2020 11: 17 New
      -2
      Would be honest
      They will not say. No options.
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 26 March 2020 15: 31 New
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        Quote: Threaded Screw
        Would be honest
        They will not say. No options.

        laughing Like children, honestly! laughing

        And did the Americans honestly say that they were sending a CIA agent to Iran to them?
  4. Gray brother
    Gray brother 26 March 2020 11: 19 New
    +1
    13 years later and hardly alive? Yes, it can’t be like that.
    1. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 26 March 2020 11: 56 New
      +8
      Quote: Gray Brother
      13 years later and hardly alive?

      Hmm ... Surrendered, turned over, converted to Islam, married a Persian ... request
      So Ayatollah Levinson sounds good. wassat And not a drop of anti-Semitism. yes
      1. Gray brother
        Gray brother 26 March 2020 12: 40 New
        +1
        Quote: Paranoid50
        Surrendered, turned over, converted to Islam, married a Persian ...

        Or maybe a Jewess in Israel - what really is there. Mnogodhodovochka)))
  5. Slavs
    Slavs 26 March 2020 11: 49 New
    +3
    They themselves banged to substitute Iran.
  6. Ros 56
    Ros 56 26 March 2020 12: 56 New
    +2
    What to make noise may have drowned by accident, the burden of secret information pulled to the bottom. request
  7. iouris
    iouris 26 March 2020 17: 50 New
    0
    It’s all Obama’s fault ... That's all 100% American needs to know.