The US government has long maintained that Robert Levinson was a private citizen on a business trip to Iran when he went missing nearly seven years ago. But an investigation by the Associated Press has revealed the 65-year-old was actually on the payroll of the CIA, albeit unofficially, and was on an “intelligence gathering mission” when he vanished from the Iranian island of Kish in March 2007.
While John Kerry admitted a nuclear deal with Iran may yet fail, he urged Congress on Tuesday to avoid any new sanctions that would threaten the “delicate” diplomatic agreement.
The United States Secretary of State underwent intense grilling before the Foreign Affairs Committee, defending the deal struck between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 Nations last month.
The UN nuclear watchdog agency told its 35-nation board on Thursday that it has reason to believe North Korea is restarting a nuclear reactor, according to remarks from Yukiya Amano, chief the International Atomic Energy Agency.
"Activities have been observed at the site that are consistent with an effort to restart the 5MW(e) reactor," Amano told the IAEA's board.