FAM­ILY’S FURY OVER PRIS­ONER SWAP

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS -

THE rel­a­tives of Jewish ex-FBI agent Robert Levin­son ( right) have vented their anger over the fact that the Amer­i­can ci­ti­zen was not in­cluded in the pris­oner ex­change that ac­com­pa­nied the fi­nal­i­sa­tion of the nu­clear deal with Iran.

“Why did Iran pris­oner swap not in­clude my father?” asked Sarah Mo­ri­arty, the daugh­ter of Mr Levin­son, who dis­ap­peared in March 2007 dur­ing a visit to the Ira­nian is­land of Kish. He was re­port­edly in­ves­ti­gat­ing cig­a­rette coun­ter­feit­ing in the re­gion. Ms Mo­ri­arty wrote on CNN.com: “We are happy for their fam­i­lies. We shared their pain. But this news deeply hurts. And we can’t hold back our dev­as­ta­tion, let alone our anger, any longer. We feel crushed and out­raged.”

Ms Mo­ri­arty at­tacked “the cal­cu­lated risk that was taken to de­cide that five hostages were enough for this deal”.

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