Iran’s President Speaks of Religious ‘Tolerance,’ Now is Time for Action: Free American Pastor Saeed Abedini


Jordan Sekulow

September 27, 2013

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Middle East



Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, began his remarks to the United Nations General Assembly this week both acknowledging the world’s “fear of deadly confrontation of religious, ethnic and national identities” and urging “the hope of preference of dialogue over conflict, and moderation over extremism.”

He reiterated the “need to promote and reinforce tolerance in light of the religious teachings and appropriate cultural and political approaches.”

The talk of moderation and religious tolerance from Iran’s new president is a welcome reprieve from the Ahmadinejad years with his calls for death to America and the annihilation of the Jewish people. Yet, talk with no action does nothing to change the reality of Iran’s continued repression of religious minorities. . . 

Continue reading this article co-written by Matthew Clark on Washington Post.