This has been a week of progress in American Pastor Saeed’s case – a U.S. citizen wrongfully imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith – but his pain and injuries remain an increasing concern. On the same day that Pastor Saeed’s wife and young children were able to meet with President Obama in Pastor Saeed’s hometown here in the U.S., a member of his family in Iran was able to visit Pastor Saeed in prison – Saeed’s first visitor in more than a month. Pastor Saeed’s stomach pain – lingering... read more
Moments ago President Obama met with American Pastor Saeed Abedini’s wife, Naghmeh, and two young children, Jacob and Rebekka, in a private meeting in Pastor Saeed’s hometown of Boise, Idaho. The meeting lasted about 10 minutes, and President Obama assured Naghmeh that Pastor Saeed’s freedom is a “top priority” for him and his Administration. This was the first time that President Obama met or spoke with Pastor Saeed’s family, and Naghmeh left the meeting with a “renewed sense of hope.” As... read more
After an overwhelming response from Americans asking that President Obama meet with American Pastor Saeed's wife, Naghmeh, she just received confirmation from the White House a short time ago indicating that President Obama will meet personally with her and her children in Boise Idaho--Pastor Saeed's family's hometown--tomorrow during his visit. This is exactly what Naghmeh has requested. We're pleased that President Obama will take the time to meet with the Abedinis and see the pain and... read more
By Nicole Smith, Director of Social Media Advocacy The womb was designed by God to protect and foster the growth of unborn children and each passing week of development in the womb brings new experiences for the young life, one of which being the ability to feel pain. Extensive research has been conducted over the years on fetal pain, and on January 22nd, the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a very important bill that attempts to outlaw abortions at and after 20 weeks gestation—the point in... read more
At 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night, a packed theater in Franklin, Tenn., was completely quiet. As the credits rolled, some folks were filing out, but many more were standing, still looking at the screen, honoring the man whose life they’d just seen portrayed on the silver screen. Before the movie, I’d never seen the parking lot so crowded. I had to park more than a quarter-mile away, hidden in the corner of a restaurant parking lot (hoping I wouldn’t be towed), and watched in amazement as people... read more
On Wednesday, President Obama is making a rare visit to American Pastor Saeed Abedini’s hometown – Boise, Idaho. With a U.S. citizen wrongfully imprisoned and our government seated at the table with Iran, President Obama should meet with Pastor Saeed’s wife Naghmeh. For nearly two and a half years,, Pastor Saeed – a U.S. citizen – has suffered in an Iranian prison merely because of his faith. While we are thankful that President Obama has raised Pastor Saeed’s case with Iran’s President Rouhani... read more
Jordan Sekulow discusses the latest on Pastor Saeed and the nuclear talks with Lauren Green on Fox News. Will President Obama make a nuclear deal before bringing Pastor Saeed home?
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest stated this week that Secretary of State Kerry again called for Pastor Saeed and the other Americans held captive in Iran to be released in his talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif. However, he also stated that the negotiations over the American hostages and the nuclear negotiations “have been raised on two separate tracts.” According to reports , “U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry . . . and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif . . . read more