FILE - In this March 6, 2012, file photo, an FBI poster showing a composite image of former FBI agent Robert Levinson, right, of how he would look lik...
FILE - In this March 6, 2012, file photo, an FBI poster showing a composite image of former FBI agent Robert Levinson, right, of how he would look like now after five years in captivity, and an image, center, taken from the video, released by his kidnappers, and a picture before he was kidnapped, left, displayed during a news conference in Washington. Iran is acknowledging for the first time it has an open case before its Revolutionary Court over the 2007 disappearance of a former FBI agent on an unauthorized CIA mission to the country. In a filing to the United Nations, Iran said the case over Robert Levinson was "on going," without elaborating. The Associated Press obtained the text of the filing Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman says an open Revolutionary Court case involving an ex-FBI agent who disappeared there in 2007 on an unauthorized CIA mission does not involved criminal charges against him.
The comments by Abbas Mousavi on Sunday at a news conference, carried live by Iran's state-run Press TV, came after news of the case involving Robert Levinson became public Saturday.
Mousavi said the case "was just a file about a missing person." He said the case was opened on "the basis of good will and humanitarian issues."
Levinson disappeared from Iran's Kish Island on March 9, 2007. Iran has given conflicting accounts of what happened to him over the years since.
The U.S. is now offering up to $25 million for information about Levinson.