Levinson not CIA, says White House

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This undated handout photo provided by the family of Robert Levinson after they received it in April 2011, shows retired-FBI agent Robert Levinson. Picture: Levinson Family

Washington - Retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Robert Levinson, who disappeared during a trip to an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf in March 2007, was not a government employee when he went missing, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Friday.

“He was not a U.S. government employee when he made that trip,” said Carney, responding to questions about an Associated Press story that said Levinson was working for the Central Intelligence Agency when he disappeared.

“As there is an ongoing investigation into his disappearance, I'm not going to comment further on what he may or may not have been doing in Iran,” Carney said, calling the story “highly irresponsible.”

Reuters


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