Florida senator offers to go to Iran for CIA contractor

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U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-Florida)

 


 


WASHINGTON (AP) - A senator says he's willing to go to Iran if it would help find missing CIA contractor Robert Levinson.

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida made the offer in a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday.

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

The U.S. has not had "proof of life" in years- Levinson's family last received photos and video of him in late 2010 and early 2011 - and is not sure who is holding him.

Nelson said if the Iranian authorities captured Levinson, someone in the government would know his whereabouts.

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