Pastor in Iran jail not part of deal

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Obama fails to secure American pastor’s release from Iran, despite Senate pressure

Obama fails to secure American pastor’s release from Iran, despite Senate pressure

10:46 AM 11/25/2013
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Patrick Howley
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The Obama administration apparently failed to secure the release of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran for his beliefs before striking a nuclear arms deal with the Iranian government early Sunday.

Though Secretary of State John Kerry managed to partially close down some of Iran’s nuclear program, while allowing the country to continue to enrich uranium, he did not gain the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been imprisoned in Iran for more than a year and reportedly tortured for spreading Christianity.

“Was the Christian pastor’s release part of this weekend’s ‘historic’ deal struck with Iran? If not, why not?,” former Alaska governor Sarah Palin tweeted Sunday.

The United States Senate and the House Foreign Affairs Committee both unanimously passed resolutions this month calling for Abedini’s release.

The push to free Abedini as part of the nuclear deal was spearheaded by the American Center for Law and Justice [ACLJ], which predictably condemned Kerry’s inability to secure the American’s release.

“President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry turned their backs on a U.S. citizen by refusing to secure his freedom before reaching an agreement with Iran,” ACLJ chief counsel Jay Sekulow said in a statement following the deal.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/25/obama-fails-to-secure-american-pastors-release-from-iran-despite-senate-pressure/#ixzz2lg5rvyG0

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About Brian Fulmer

Brian is the owner of Crossroads Property Management Inc. (www.crossroadsproperty.com) He writes six blogs and has written two books. He also works with various missions around the world. His first love is Guatemala.
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One Response to Pastor in Iran jail not part of deal

  1. Reblogged this on missiontomission and commented:
    Please pray for this pastor.

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