U.S. offers $5 million for missing American, appeals to Iran

March 9, 2015 2:12 PM

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U.S. offers $5 million for missing American, appeals to Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States increased the reward from $1 million to $5 million on Monday for helping to find an American who disappeared in Iran eight years ago and appealed to Tehran for help in locating Robert Levinson.

"We ask the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to work cooperatively with us on the investigation into Robert Levinson’s disappearance so we can ensure his safe return," Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement.

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