FAMILY’S FURY OVER PRISONER SWAP
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”.