Wife of Christian pastor imprisoned in Iran devastated after Obama makes no attempt to secure his release
Human rights? Pah! He’s an apostate from Islam! “Wife of imprisoned pastor says family devastated after Iran deal fails to secure his release,” from FoxNews.com, November 25:
The wife of imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini says she and her family are devastated after learning that the Obama administration did not try to secure the release of her husband as part of the newly signed deal on Iran’s nuclear program.
Saeed Abedini, an American citizen, has been imprisoned in Iran for more than a year for practicing Christianity. The talks over Iran’s nuclear program were seen by his family and those representing them as one of the most promising avenues yet for securing his release.
But the White House confirmed over the weekend that Abedini’s status was not on the table during those talks.
“It’s devastating,” the pastor’s wife Naghmeh Abedini told Fox News Radio.
She said her children were praying to have him home for the holidays. “It’s unbearable,” she said, “to think of another Christmas without him and see my kids not have him home for Christmas.”
After the nuclear deal announced over the weekend, Abedini said she doesn’t see “any more leverage left.”
“Iran has no incentive for them to release him. I don’t think we have any more leverage,” she said. “We now have to consider other avenues and having other countries speak out because our country when we could have used our leverage chose to stay silent.”…