(JTA) — President Donald Trump said in a tweet that an Iranian decision to return missing Jewish-American former FBI agent Robert Levinson would be a “very positive step.”
In the same Sunday night tweet, Trump referred to Iran’s breaching of the nuclear deal that Trump pulled the United States out of more than a year ago.
“At the same time, upon information & belief, Iran is, & has been, enriching uranium. THAT WOULD BE A VERY BAD STEP!” the tweet said.
The tweet came the same day that Iran announced that its case over the 2007 disappearance Levinson “was a missing person” filing and that Levinson “has no judicial or criminal case in any Islamic Republic of Iran court whatsoever.”
Iran on Saturday it is enriching uranium to five percent, more that the 3.67 percent set by the Iran nuclear deal or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed with the world powers in 2015.
Levinson, 70, of Coral Springs, Florida, a private investigator and former FBI agent who was also a part-time consultant for the CIA, disappeared on Iran’s Kish Island during what was first called work for a private firms and was later revealed as a rogue CIA operation.
Last week, on the 12th anniversary of his disappearance, the Trump administration announced a $20 million reward from the State Department Rewards for Justice, in addition to the $5 million the FBI has for years offered for information leading to the rescue of its former agent.
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