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-- -- -- All right new this morning there are pleas for help from the family.
-- former FBI agent who vanished nearly five years ago and Iran Robert Levinson whose family has just released a video sent to them last year by his captors.
You can see by these two pictures that hole in captivity has taken on this man his family now going public asking for his release.
I am making a plea to the people that are holding my father.
My mother has received a -- Please tell us your demands.
So we can work together to bring my father home safely and -- only had a on this live at a Washington Paula good morning what are we see on the video.
Hi -- -- less than a minute long and on the video which the family received over a year ago in November 2010.
Eleventh then is most importantly alive which the US government and a Stanley had no proof since he disappeared while in Iran in March 2007.
He's sitting in front of what looks like a wall and says quote.
I am not in very good health.
I'm running very quickly at a diabetes medical.
I've been treated well and I need the help of the United States government to answer the request for the group that has held me for three and a half years.
And please help me get home.
His captors also demanded that the US release that list of prisoners but officials say the US can't match any names on the list of prisoners being held.
Who who do we believe this holding him.
And that they have this video a year ago why they're releasing it now.
As it is holding him that's -- big mystery and that really hasn't been a lot of progress than figuring that out.
There have been talks -- negotiations with Iran for years but they really haven't gone anyway air.
Then you have -- authorities say clues in the video suggested terror group in Pakistan or Afghanistan may Avant.
-- also could be -- -- by Iranian intelligent.
Whoever had -- enough to provided some type of diabetes medicines were -- then for him to have survived years past to march 2007 abduction date.
When he within Iran at the private detective looking into cigarette smuggling according to its family.
But that's approached by Stanley to appeal directly to the captors rather than to the government of Iran as they have in the past.
Suggest that the family in the US is changing strategy.
Perhaps because of a lack of other -- and also perhaps bill because it because US relations with Iran had deteriorated so.
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