Florida Senators, Ted Deutch Urge Trump to Push Iran Over Missing American
Bill Nelson, Marco Rubio and Ted Deutch
On Tuesday, Florida’s two U.S. senators–Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Bill Nelson–and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., urged President Donald Trump to push Iran to release Robert Levinson, a Florida resident who has been missing in that Middle Eastern nation for a decade.
With Trump meeting other world leaders at the UN this week and UN Amb. Nikki Haley planning to focus on Iran during Wednesday’s meeting of the Security Council, the members of the Florida delegation called on Trump to keep the pressure on Iran.
“While your administration has reportedly changed the focus of the special session, we are hopeful that you, as chair of the session, will still take this opportunity to publicly press Iran to return our constituent, Robert Levinson, the longest-held civilian in our nation’s history,” they wrote. “Since Bob went missing from Iran’s Kish Island on March 9, 2007, the Iranian regime has repeatedly promised to assist in locating and returning Bob. Yet those promises remain unfulfilled, and the United Nations’ own Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found Iran responsible for holding Bob. We must not miss an opportunity to press Iran to return Bob.
“Therefore, we request