H.Con.Res. 36 (111th): A concurrent resolution calling on the President and the allies of the United States to raise in ...

...all appropriate bilateral and multilateral fora the case of Robert Levinson at every opportunity, urging Iran to fulfill their promises

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Nov 18, 2009 (Reported by Senate Committee).

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Calendar No. 214

111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. CON. RES. 36

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 29, 2009

Received and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

November 18, 2009

Reported by , without amendment

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Calling on the President and the allies of the United States to raise in all appropriate bilateral and multilateral fora the case of Robert Levinson at every opportunity, urging Iran to fulfill their promises of assistance to the family of Robert Levinson, and calling on Iran to share the results of its investigation into the disappearance of Robert Levinson with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Whereas United States citizen Robert Levinson is a retired agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a resident of Florida, the husband of Christine Levinson, and father of their 7 children;

Whereas Robert Levinson traveled from Dubai to Kish Island, Iran, on March 8, 2007;

Whereas, after traveling to Kish Island and checking into the Hotel Maryam, he disappeared on March 9, 2007;

Whereas neither his family nor the United States Government has received further information on his fate or whereabouts;

Whereas March 9, 2009, marks the second anniversary of the disappearance of Robert Levinson;

Whereas the Government of Switzerland, which has served as the Protecting Power for the United States in the Islamic Republic of Iran in the absence of diplomatic relations between the Government of the United States and the Government of Iran since 1980, has continuously pressed the Government of Iran on the case of Robert Levinson and lent vital assistance and support to the Levinson family during their December 2007 visit to Iran;

Whereas officials of the Government of Iran promised their continued assistance to the relatives of Robert Levinson during the visit of the family to the Islamic Republic of Iran in December 2007; and

Whereas the Government of Iran, including through a statement made during an interview with NBC News broadcast on July 28, 2008, has declared that its officials are willing to cooperate with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the search for Robert Levinson: Now, therefore, be it

That Congress—

(1)

commends the Embassy of Switzerland in Tehran, Iran, and the Government of Switzerland for the ongoing assistance to the Government of the United States and to the family of Robert Levinson, particularly during the visit by Christine Levinson and other relatives to Iran in December 2007;

(2)

notes that Iranian officials ensured the safety of the family of Robert Levinson during their December 2007 visit to Iran, and have promised their continued assistance;

(3)

urges the Government of Iran, as a humanitarian gesture, to intensify its cooperation on the case of Robert Levinson with the Embassy of Switzerland in Tehran and to share the results of its investigation into the disappearance of Robert Levinson with the Federal Bureau of Investigation;

(4)

urges the President and the allies of the United States to raise at every opportunity in all appropriate multilateral and bilateral fora the case of Robert Levinson; and

(5)

expresses sympathy to the family of Robert Levinson during this trying period.

Passed the House of Representatives April 28, 2009.

Lorraine C. Miller,

Clerk

November 18, 2009

Reported without amendment