Recently, Pastor Saeed Abedini’s wife, Naghmeh, had her day in Congress. She was able to testify before a committee about her husband’s worsening plight—imprisoned and tortured in Islamic Iran (Persia), since September, 2012. His only “crime” is his Christian faith.
The Obama Administration had a historic opportunity to demand Pastor Saeed’s release, along with that of all wrongly detained Americans in Iran, as a precondition to the nuclear negotiations.
But, the Administration intentionally put partisan politics ahead of bringing this U.S. citizen home. It chose to leave Pastor Saeed behind—malnourished, in increasing pain and without medication.
Noting how “any day could be execution day,” Naghmeh Saeed stated, “. . . I very much feel abandoned. I feel my husband has been abandoned.”