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Iran Deal Excludes Saeed’s Release

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Jay Sekulow, ACLJ Chief Counsel, appeared on Fox News this morning to discuss the Obama Administration’s appalling betrayal of a U.S. citizen, Pastor Saeed, who was abandoned in obtaining a nuclear “deal” with Iran.

He told Fox News:

What a confidence measure it would have been, if as part of the preconditions for the relief from any sanctions on the Iranian regime, that they would release not only Saeed Abedini but the other two Americans being held by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

I hold the President responsible for this.  I think what he did was despicable.  Not having his release as a precondition of this nuclear deal is outrageous.

Pastor Saeed’s wife, Naghmeh, too voiced her displeasure and utter shock that the Obama Administration would abandon a citizen of the United States in a brutal Iranian prison.  She stated:

It is disheartening and discouraging that fighting for religious freedom and wrongful imprisonment of an U.S. citizen is no longer a priority for a country that was founded on such values. I cling to my faith and the hope I have in Jesus Christ to carry me through this difficult and emotional time as once again I have to look at the tear stained faces of my children and explain why daddy won’t be home for Christmas.

You can watch the interview on Fox News above.

The ACLJ represents Pastor Saeed’s wife, Naghmeh, and their two children who live in Idaho.

Don’t let Pastor Saeed be abandoned.  Speak out.  Sign the petition demanding the U.S. government stand firm for Pastor Saeed.

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