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Son of ex-FBI agent missing in Iran: 'Trump can get him home'

The son of a former FBI agent who vanished 10 years ago in Iran said Thursday he's hopeful President Trump will make good on his promise to bring his father home.

"He can do something that two U.S. presidents haven’t done," Daniel Levinson told Fox News.

"I do not think there has been enough pressure on the Iranians over the years," Levinson said. "Trump is a deal-maker who has no issue using tough language with Iran."

"I think he's well-suited to bring my dad home," he said.

The younger Levinson spoke on the 10-year anniversary of Robert "Bob" Levinson's disappearance from Iran's Kish Island, where he had traveled on an unauthorized mission to recruit an intelligence source for the C.I.A.

Iranian leaders have repeatedly denied knowing anything about Levinson's fate, but U.S. officials have indicated for years they believe the former agent is alive.

The White House said Thursday it will "spare no effort" in its quest for answers about Levinson, 68, whose whereabouts remain a mystery.

Trump had pledged to make Levinson's case a priority during his presidential campaign. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday the administration "remains unwavering in our commitment to locate Mr. Levinson and bring him home."

"We want him back, and we will spare no effort to achieve that goal," Spicer said.

The FBI also reaffirmed its commitment to find Levinson -- a 20-year veteran of the agency -- and said it has worked tirelessly to get answers in the case, pursuing every lead collected through interviews, intelligence reporting and contact with foreign governments.