The agreement reached between the United States and Iran is “unconscionable” because it leaves Pastor Saeed, a U.S. citizen, behind – imprisoned in Iran because of his Christian faith. It is unconscionable that the Obama Administration would sign a deal with Iran without securing the freedom of Pastor Saeed who has been imprisoned for nearly three years simply because of his Christian faith. President Obama told the Abedini family face-to-face that he considered the release of Pastor Saeed a ‘top priority.’ How could that be a “top priority” when a deal is reached and Pastor Saeed is left behind?  What happened today makes a badRead More →

By Deb Riechmann June 16, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has unanimously passed a resolution urging Iran to release three Americans jailed in that country and provide information on a fourth who is missing. Lawmakers pushed Iran to free the Americans, especially if it wants the U.S. to sign a nuclear deal and relieve sanctions against the Islamic republic. Former FBI agent Robert Levinson went missing in 2007 while working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence mission. Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian has been held for more than 300 days for alleged spying. Pastor Saeed Abedini was arrested in September 2012 and laterRead More →