US official: No Iran deal without freeing detained US citizens

Published: Updated:
Enable Read mode
100% Font Size

No agreement should ever be struck with Iran without its freeing all unjustly detained US citizens, a senior US official said on Monday as Washington blacklisted two Iranian officials that it accused of involvement in the abduction and probably death while in captivity of former US FBI agent Robert Levinson.

For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app.


A second US official, speaking to reporters on condition of anonymity, said the US believed senior Iranian officials had sanctioned the abduction of Levinson, who went missing on Iran’s Kish Island in the Gulf in March 2007. This official said he hoped the naming of the two Iranian officials, who were separately identified by the US Treasury Department, would lead to further information about Levinson’s fate.

Read more:

Iran says it can move beyond dispute with Turkey after Erdogan poem

US imposes new Iran sanctions on two officials linked to Ministry of Intelligence

Biden knows that Iran’s missile program is non-negotiable, says Rouhani

Top Content Trending