Americans Held In Iran Not Part Of Iran Nuke Deal

Mark 13:13 “You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.”

Four Americans being held captive by the Iranian government were not released as part of the nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran.

Marine Amir Hekmati, Washington Post Iran Bureau Chief Jason Rezaian, ex-FBI Agent Robert Levinson and Pastor Saeed Abedini all remain behind bars and their ongoing fates remain unknown.

“We continue to call on Iran to immediately release the detained U.S. citizens,” Secretary of State John Kerry said at a press conference. “These Americans have remained in our thoughts throughout this negotiation. And we will continue to work for their safe and their swift return. And we urge Iran to bring our missing Americans home as well.”

The President is coming under fire for not taking action to obtain the release of the men.  Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) said the President told the family of Saeed Abedini to their face gaining release of the prisoners was “top priority.”

“President Obama told the Abedini family face-to-face that he considered the release of Pastor Saeed a ‘top priority,’” Sekulow said. “How could that be a ‘top priority’ when a deal is reached and Pastor Saeed is left behind?”

Abedini’s wife Naghmeh released a statement to Congress pleading with them to do something.

“My children have desperately missed the loving embrace of their father for the last three years of their lives,” she said. “They have grown up almost half of their lives without their father. Please help us ensure the remainder of their childhood includes both a mother and a father.”

One Senator has already responded by calling the agreement a lack of movement in a new direction.

“We owe it to our fellow Americans to elevate, not ignore, their plight,” Texas Senator Ted Cruz said, “to demand their swift and unconditional release by the implacably hostile regime that holds them.”

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2 thoughts on “Americans Held In Iran Not Part Of Iran Nuke Deal

  1. Let’s see, while we watched thousands of Iranians scream “Death to Americans” in their streets, and learn Iran said the demise of Israel would NOT be taken off the table; we didn’t have the right to DEMAND the release of ALL Americans being held in their prisons BEFORE we even sat down at the table to begin negotiations? Shame on John Kerry and our President, who had the audacity to be annoyed at the reporter’s question about the American prisoners. What is wrong with this picture?

  2. Lets face the fact our president don’t care about those Americans that are still held in prison in Iran. I a sure you if it was one of his family members they would have been out long ago. The Abedini family was told only what he knew they wanted to hear, that promise that was make I believe was never intended to take place.

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