|American missing in Iran was on unapproved mission
Updated Dec 13, 09:58 AM
WASHINGTON - In March 2007, retired FBI agent Robert Levinson flew to Kish Island, an Iranian resort awash with tourists, smugglers and organized crime figures.
For years, the U.S. has publicly described him as a private citizen who traveled to the tiny Persian Gulf island on private business.
The CIA paid Levinson's family $2.5 million to pre-empt a revealing lawsuit, and the agency rewrote its rules restricting how analysts can work with outsiders.