Family: Make Iran talks contingent on Levinson aid

Dec 16, 2013 2:57 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer for Robert Levinson's family says the Obama administration should make any diplomatic agreement with Iran contingent on Tehran helping to find the missing CIA contractor.

Attorney David McGee told The Associated Press on Monday that the family wants to know Levinson is a top priority, and not a side issue.

Levinson disappeared in Iran in 2007. For years, the government falsely said Levinson was traveling on private business. But he actually was a CIA contractor traveling on an unauthorized mission to collect intelligence.

Secretary of State John Kerry said the government has not abandoned Levinson. But McGee said it's time to do more. The lawyer told the government that Levinson was, quote, "your guy, and you put him there."

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