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ຄອບຄົວຂອງຄົນອາເມຣິກັນ ທີ່ຫາຍສາບສູນ ໃນອິຣ່ານ ອອກມາຖະແຫຼງ (ວີດີໂອ)


ຄອບຄົວ​ຂອງ​ຊາວ​ອາ​ເມ​ຣິກັນ​ຄົນ​ນຶ່ງ​ທີ່​ຫາຍ​ສາບ​ສູນ​ຢູ່​ໃນ​ອິຣ່ານ ​ມາ​ໄດ້ຫຼາຍກວ່າຫົກ​ປີ​ແລ້ວ​ນັ້ນ ​ໄດ້​ອອກ​ມາ​ເວົ້າ ຫຼັງຈາກມີລາຍ​ງານ​ຂອງ​ສື່ມວນຊົນ​ທີ່​ເວົ້າ​ວ່າ ຜູ້ກ່ຽວ​ໄດ້​ໄປ​ອິຣ່ານ ​ເພື່ອ​ທໍາ​ສອດ​ແນມ​ໃຫ້​ແກ່​ອົງການສືບ​ລັບ​ຊີ​ໄອ​ເອຂອງ​ສະຫະລັດ ​ແລະ​ວ່າການ​ຫາຍ​ສາບ​ສູນ​ຂອງຜູ້ກ່ຽວ ​ໄດ້​ກາຍ​ມາເປັນພາກ​ສ່ວນ​ນຶ່ງ​ຂອງ​ການ​ປົກປິດ​ວຽກ​ງານ​ຂອງ​ອົງການ​ສືບ​ລັບ​ດັ່ງກ່າວ​ຂອງລັດຖະບານ​ສະຫະລັດ.

ມີ​ຄົນເຫັນ ທ່ານ Robert Levinson ​ເທື່ອສຸດ​ທ້າຍ ​ໃນ​ເດືອນ​ມີນາ ປີ 2007 ​ເວລາ​ຜູ້ ກ່ຽວ​ບິນ​ໄປ​ເກາະ Kish Island ຂອງ​ອິຣ່ານ ຊຶ່ງ​ເປັນແຫຼ່ງ​ທ່ອງ​ທ່ຽວ ແລະແຫຼ່ງອາຊະ ຍາ​ກໍາທີ່​ມີ​ການຈັດ​ຕັ້ງ.

ເປັນ​ເວລາຫຼາຍປີ ທີ່​ສະຫະລັດ​ຢືນຢັນ​ວ່າ ທ່ານ Levinson ຊຶ່ງ​ເປັນ​ເຈົ້າໜ້າ​ທີ່ FBI ຫລື​ຕໍາຫລວດ​ສັນຕິ​ບານ​ກາງ​ສະຫະລັດທີ່​ປົດ​ກະສຽນ​ແລ້ວ ​ໄດ້​ໄປ​ທີ່​ນັ້ນ ​ດ້ວຍ​ຈຸດປະສົງ​
ຂອງ​ຜູ້ກ່ຽວ​ເອງ​. ​ແຕ່ບັດ​ນີ້ ລາຍ​ງາ​ນຂ່າວ​ຈາກອົງການ​ຂ່າວ​ ເອພີ ​ແລະ ໜັງສືພິມ Washington Post ​ເວົ້າ​ວ່າ ​ ທ່ານ Levinson ເປັນ​ສ່ວນ​ນຶ່ງ​ຂອງ​ການ​ປະຕິບັດ​ງານ​ສອດ​ແນມ​ທີ່​ລົ້ມ​ແຫລວ​ຂອງ​ຊີໄອ​ເອ ​ແລະ​ວ່າ ຄອບຄົວ​ຂອງ​ຜູ້ກ່ຽວ ​ໄດ້​ຖືກ​ຮັບ​ເງິນເປັນຄ່າ​ປິດ​ປາກ ຈໍານວນ ສອງ​ລ້ານ​ຫ້າ​ແສນ ​ໂດ​ລ່າ.

ຄອບຄົວ​ຂອງ Levinson ​ໄດ້ຕອບ​ໂຕ້ ດ້ວຍ​ການນໍາ​ເອົາ​ຄໍາຖະ​ແຫຼງ ​ສະບັບ​ນຶ່ງ​ລົງ​ໃນ​ເວັບ​ໄຊ້ helpboblevinson.com

ຄໍາຖະ​ແຫຼງ​ເອີ້ນທ່ານ Levinson ວ່າ​ເປັນ ບຸລຸດ​ຜູ້​ພິລາດ​ອາດ​ຫານ ຜູ້​ທີ່​ສ່ຽງຊີວິດ​ໃນການ
​ຮັບ​ໃຊ້ລັດຖະບານ​ສະຫະລັດ ​ແລະ​ຮຽກຮ້ອງ​ໃຫ້​ສະຫະລັດ ຈົ່ງ​ອອກ​ມາ​ຮັບຜິດຊອບ​ກ່ຽວ​
ກັບ​ຄົນ​ຂອງ​ຕົນ​ເອງ. ​ແຕ່​ຄໍາ​ຖະແຫຼງ ​ບໍ່​ໄດ້​ເວົ້າໂດຍ​ກົງ ​ເຖິງ​ຄວາມ​ສໍາພັນ​ກັບ​ຊີ​ໄອ​ເອ
ຕາມ​ທີ່​ຖືກ​ກ່າວ​ຫາ​ນັ້ນ.

​ທໍານຽບຂາວ​ກໍ​ໄດ້ສະ​ແດງ​ປະຕິກິລິ​ຍາ​ກ່ຽວ​ກັບ​ເລຶ່ອງນີ້​ ເມື່ອ​ວັນ​ສຸກ​ວາ​ນນີ້ ​ໂດຍທ່ານ Jay Carney ​ໂຄສົກ​ທໍານຽບຂາວ ​ເວົ້າ​ວ່າ:

“ສິ່ງ​ທີ່​ຂ້າພະ​ເຈົ້າສາມາດ​ບອກ​ພວກ​ທ່ານ​ໄດ້​ນັ້ນ ກໍ​ຄື Levinson ບໍ່​ໄດ້​ເປັນ​
ພະນັກງານ​ຂອງ​ລັດ​ຖະບານ​ສະຫະລັດ ​ເວລາ​ຜູ້ກ່ຽວເດີນ​ທາ​ງ​ໄປ​ຍັງອິຣ່ານ ​
ແຕ່​ຂ້າພະ​ເຈົ້າກໍ​ຈະ​ບໍ່​ຂໍ​ໃຫ້​ລາຍ​ລະອຽດ​ໃດໆ​ອີກ.”


ບໍ່​ເທົ່າ​ໃດ​ເດືອນຫຼັງຈາກທ່ານ Levinson ຫາຍ​ສາບ​ສູນ​ໄປ Christine ພັນ​ລະ​ຍາ​ຂອງ​
ທ່ານ ​ໄດ້ເດີນທາງ​ໄປ​ເຕຫະຣ່ານ ເພື່ອຮ້ອງ​ຂໍຄວາ​ມຊ່ວຍ​ເຫລືອ​ຈາກ​ທາງ​ການ​ອິຣ່ານ.
ນາງ​ກ່າວວ່າ ພວກ​ເຈົ້າໜ້າ​ທີ່​ອິຣ່ານ​ໄດ້ຮັບ ຮອງ​ຕໍ່​ນາງວ່າ ພວກ​ເຂົາ​ເຈົ້າຈະ​ຊ່ວຍຊອກຫາ​
ສາມີ​ຂອງ​ນາງ​ໃຫ້​ພົບ ​ຖ້າ​ເປັນ​ໄປ​ໄດ້.

​ແຕ່​ນອກຈາກຮູບ​ພາບ ​ແລະ​ຮູບ​ວີ​ດີ​ໂອ ທີ່​ສະ​ແດງ​ໃຫ້ເຫັນ​ທ່ານ Levinson ​ຢູ່​ໃນ​ສຸຂະ ພາບ
ທີ່​ເຊື່ອມ​ໂຊມ ​ແລະ​ຂໍ​ຮ້ອງ​ຄວາມ​ຊ່ວຍ​ເຫຼືອ ​ດ້ານ​ຢູກຢາ​ວ່າ “ຂ້ອຍ​ກໍາລັງຈະໝົດ​ຢາສີດ​ແກ້​ໄຣກ​ເບົາຫວານ​ໃນ​ໄວໆ​ນີ້​ແລ້ວ” ​ນັ້ນ ​ກໍ​ບໍ່​ມີ​ຂ່າວ​ຄາວ​ຫຍັງ​ອີກ​ເລີຍ.


The family of an American citizen missing in Iran for more than six years is speaking out after media reports say he had gone to Iran to spy for the CIA, and that his disappearance became part of a U.S. government agency cover-up.

The last time anyone saw Robert Levinson was March 2007, when he flew to Iran's Kish Island - a hotbed for tourists and organized crime.

For years, the United States has insisted Levinson - a retired FBI agent - had gone on his own. But reports from The Associated Press and The Washington Post now say Levinson was part of a botched U.S. spy operation and that his family was paid $2.5 million to keep quiet.

Levinson's family responded, posting a statement Friday to the website helpboblevinson.com.

It calls Levinson a "courageous man" who risked his own life "in service to the U.S. government" and calls on the U.S. to "step up and take care of one of its own." But it never directly addresses the alleged relationship with the CIA.

The White House also reacted Friday.

Spokesman Jay Carney said, "What I can tell you is he was not a U.S. government employee when he made that trip. But I'm not going to get into any more detail."

His family's Iranian lawyer said if Levinson was working for the CIA, he was never told. Mohammad Hossein Aghasi, now living in the U.S., also told VOA's Persian service via Skype, that in his dealings with Iran's government, Iranian officials never accused Levinson of being a spy.

But Associated Press Washington Investigative Editor Ted Bridis said U.S. officials were convinced Iran knew. “If he was held by the [Iranian] government, they’ve been accused of some fairly oppressive interrogation techniques. Could he have held out for seven days? Seven hours? Surely. Seven years? Probably not.”

Just months after Levinson disappeared, his wife, Christine, went to Tehran, pleading with officials. "They have assured me that they will help me find my husband if possible," she said.

But other than photos and videos showing him in failing health, there has been nothing.

For now, U.S. officials are slamming the news media for publishing the new allegations, saying it "does nothing to further the cause" of bringing Levinson home.

Former CIA Agent Robert Baer, via Skype, agrees. “It’s bad. It’s going to really hurt and it’s very unfortunate.”

He tells VOA's Persian service that if Levinson was part of a CIA operation, it was as sloppy as it gets, and that the implications are huge.

“What I’m afraid of is that this is going to become an issue on the Hill [Capitol Hill] and that any effort to reconcile with Iran, any détente, is going to founder on Levinson," said Baer.

As for Robert Levinson's current whereabouts, if anyone knows for sure they still aren't saying.
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