“I think the nuclear deal has made it more difficult…”
Naghmeh Abedini, whose husband (Saeed) has been imprisoned for his Christian faith in Iran since 2012, says she was “emotional” when her hope did not materialize this week but she said officials from the State Department reached out to her and told her that his release was still a top priority.
Despite her disappointment that her husband, Pastor Saeed Abedini, was not released as a part of President Barack Obama’s recent nuclear deal with Iran, Naghmeh Abedini supported the decision Wednesday saying it “makes sense” and that she knew all along that her husband’s release would not have been a part of the deal because the State Department had already informed that would be the case.
“You know it makes sense. It’s something they have been up front with me and the other families from the beginning, that he (Saeed) would not be part of the deal. They have said that. Every call I’ve had with State Department and the White House has been that,” said Naghmeh Abedini in an interview with CNN Wednesday after listening to Obama explain to a reporter why the deal could not have included the release of the pastor and three other Americans being held in Iran.
” I’ve never asked for Saeed to be part of the deal but I’ve hoped that on the sidelines that his release would have been secured as we still have some leverage with the Iranian government and that has been my hope that his release would have been secured even on the sidelines,” she explained.
VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150
QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”
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