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House Proceeding 04-28-09 on Apr 28th, 2009 :: 2:10:50 to 2:14:25
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David Scott

2:10:46 to 2:11:06( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: the results of its investigation intohe disappearance of robert levinson with the f.b.i. f.b.i. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from georgia, mr. scott, and the gentleman from indiana, mr. burton, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from georgia. mr. scott: i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to

David Scott

2:10:50 to 2:14:25( Edit History Discussion )
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David Scott

2:11:07 to 2:11:27( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the resolution under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. scott: mr. speaker, i rise in strong support of thi important resolution and i yield myself as much time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for

David Scott

2:11:28 to 2:11:48( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: such time as he may consume. mr. scott: mr. speaker, last month, president obama delivered a very important video message to the iranian people and to iran's leaders, coinciding with the -- with iran's festival of naruz a 12-day holiday, marking the new year.

David Scott

2:11:49 to 2:12:09( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: mr. speaker, i support president obama's spirit of engagement and i share his view that the united states and the international community should try to persuade iran throu both diplomacy and economic sanctions to comply with its legal obligations under the

David Scott

2:12:10 to 2:12:30( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: nuclear nonproliferation treaty and under numerous united nations security council resolutions. mr. speaker, mr. robert levinson, a retired agent with the f.b.i. f.b.i., -- with the federal bureau of investigation, disappeared in iran over two years ago. there's no better time than now

David Scott

2:12:31 to 2:12:53( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: in the spirit of engagement with iran, for the government of iran to share the results of its investigation into mr. levinson's disappearance with the f.b.i. indeed, the iranian president, ahmadinejad in an interview

David Scott

2:12:54 to 2:13:14( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: with nbc on july 28, 2008, stated that the iranian government was willing to cooperate with the f.b.i. in the search for mr. robert levinson. iranian officials also promised their continued assistance to his relatives during the levinson family's visit to iran

David Scott

2:13:15 to 2:13:35( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: in december of 2007. this resolution under consideration urges president obama and our allies to raise the case of mr. levinson with the iranians at every opportunity. indeed, this process has already begun.

David Scott

2:13:36 to 2:13:57( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: during a march 31 conference in the hague, ambassador richard holbrooke handed an iranian diplomat a diplomatic letter asking iran to ensure the quick and safe return of mr. levinson, as well as freelance

David Scott

2:13:58 to 2:14:18( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: journalist roxana saberi and a student, both of whom are being held in iran. the resolution also urges the government of iran to fulfill its pledge to cooperate with the f.b.i. both of these requests are more than fully appropriate. mr. speaker, our hearts go out to the levinson family, and we

David Scott

2:14:19 to 2:14:27( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: remain deeply committed to learning mr. levinson's fate in iran, and if possible,

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