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The family retired FBI agent Robert Levinson released an extraordinary photos of him as a hostage in 2007.
Levinson vanished into thin air -- Iran an island of quiche and then two years ago a hostage video anonymously sent to eleven since family.
Raising the possibility that Levenson has been held by terrorists.
But now US intelligence officials say the -- government may be behind the video and the just released photos.
-- his wife Christine is calling for added pressure on Iran and she joins us good evening.
Thank you have a -- and -- -- here every time that that we have you on -- I think some day.
United we talking in your -- -- sitting right next to Anthony's photos that you've that -- now released tonight give me you know a lot of hope that your husband is still alive I take that you believe is still alive.
I believe he is still alive.
I believe that he is spending every waking hour making sure that he is well enough to come home to us.
Now when you look at these pictures give any idea when they may have been taken -- -- they hated and anyway.
I that they have not been able to find a date on these I do think that they were taken.
Earlier than -- video.
Only because I've been told.
That doctors have looked at the video and said that he could not possibly have grown.
Hair like he has in this.
Picture the weight in the short amount of time between the pictures and the video.
Now we don't show the Hostin video here we're just using -- still pictures but I'm curious when you sound mind when you look at the picture get any doubt whatsoever that that's your husband.
No no not at all that is my husband.
Eat it was -- is was suggested by sec of state Clinton at least a year ago maybe almost two years ago that he was being held someplace in South Asia -- -- is suggesting might be in Pakistan being held by terrorists.
Do you know why she thought that.
That email came from Pakistan.
And that is why I believe com we started looking at the possibility.
But I don't believe that he is there I believe he is still in the wrong.
When you say -- you -- the email containing these photos is that right.
Yeah and I know that an effort was made to try to find the source of the I know that email address was used one time and one time only.
-- that was it an emailed to you directly or somebody else.
It was directly to me.
So I mean I guess -- -- there.
They get it I assume that the email was obtained from your husband your email address I -- and that's how they get that they got it was -- your assumption.
I assume so because he had that on his person when he disappeared.
Or was now or was taken.
So now there's been a shift now -- united state of the State Department believes and out of -- do you believe this is well that he is not being held by terrorists but by the Ronnie and government or someone in Iran.
I do believe that they -- running our running governments has my husband.
If when you go back in history the last couple years the United States has been very aggressive to try to help get Americans home best example probably of the three hikers three young college students -- constant.
Hikers who -- there.
Are they trying to help you what are they -- feel.
Well the F.
But the people working the case on a daily basis are FBI agents.
And they have tried very hard to find out information about five and get him -- turn to our families safely.
Unfortunately that hasn't happened and they haven't been able to get the kind of information we would hope they would be able didn't obtain.
It takes a long time for each diplomatic request to go through all the channels.
And I know over the the course of all these years that.
Government and the state farm and have tried to do that but there have been unsuccessful.
I feel that they needs to be more attention to the case and that's why I am putting these pictures out and trying to get everyone.
To remote it took to be reminded that Bob is still missing.
Have -- -- -- -- 'cause tournaments some some communications many not directly between the US and Iran but through some you know some other the third nation.
-- has he has he -- Than ever made an admission that they know where he is that there are holding them are for an -- Arabs want him for any particular reason or they denied flatly that they have him.
Only time we ever received information about Bob was in April of 2007.
When they -- sanctions.
The station press TV.
A page that said the and that Bob was in Iranian custody and it would be released in a few days.
What can we do for you and your family.
I'm just hoping that.
You will make sure that everyone is aware that he is not home but -- of the other Americans.
A rainy and Americans and Americans I have been held in Iran have been returned home and Bob has not.
This is very frustrating our oldest starter is getting married in the months and we don't have any reason why Bob is being held.
And we have no information about how to get him home and we know that -- can do that.
Have you spoken -- chance to speak over the years directly to secretary of state Clinton or President Obama by your husband.
I have spoken to each of them.
And they've said what.
That they will do everything they can to help us get -- home.
And what I think doing.
I believe that they're working through diplomatic channels.
As I said.
With the ones I know are working on a daily basis -- the FBI agents and they have been.
Extremely diligent in uncovering anything they can find about -- Well I know that they've been very patient if found has been very patient and I know that you want the government to do anything can I just hope that of the United States -- -- step up the pressure.
Would all like to leave Americans overseas like that -- Christine thank you always nice to see you and you know c'mon back thank you.
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