170. Woman Searches for Missing Husband (2)

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On her first day in Tehran, Courtney went the US Embassy and told an official who was and why she was there. The assistant the deputy ambassador told her that she should to the US, and leave the investigation to “.” She politely refused, saying that the “professionals” had far discovered absolutely nothing. He said that these took time. He told her that her efforts interfere with official efforts, and might even put life in danger. She told him that she gladly risk her life in order to find husband. He said he had to go to meeting. "Go home," he ordered. Frustrated, she walked of the embassy and sat down on the outside. With her head in her hands, she what her next step would be.
Minutes later, well-dressed Iranian man walked over to her and , in fluent English, if he could be of assistance. He offered Courtney a handkerchief. He sat next to her. She looked at a kind, face, and felt hope for the first time almost a month. She explained her situation to man. He frowned. He told her that cigarette tolerated no one who got in their way. said he would talk to some people he . He gave her his business card and the of a good hotel to stay in. He he would contact her at the hotel the day. He squeezed her hands in his, and said goodbye.