Witness saw Iranians arrest missing US man: Report
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who vanished six years ago in Iran, reportedly during a covert Central Intelligence Agency operation, was arrested by the authorities in the Islamic state, the last person to see him alive was quoted as saying on Monday, Dec 16, 2013.
In an interview with the Christian Science Monitor, Iran-based American fugitive Dawud Salahuddin said Iranian agents had detained Mr Robert Levinson during a meeting between the two men on the island of Kish in 2007.
Salahuddin, a convert to Islam who has lived in Iran since carrying out a 1980 murder in the United States on behalf of the Teheran regime, said Mr Levinson had been trying to recruit him as an informant before his arrest.
"They took me away, and when I left - we were down in the lobby - Levinson was surrounded by four Iranian police," Salahuddin said.