Obama Calls on Iranian President to Release Saeed Abedini

Fox News is reporting that a senior Obama Administration official has confirmed that President Obama has called for the release of American Pastor Saeed Abedini in a phone conversation today with Iranian President Rouhani.

Saeed AbediniThe source stated that President Obama raised Pastor Saeed’s case along with two other Americans directly with the Iranian President. According to the report, President Obama raised concerns about the imprisonment of Saeed and expressed our country’s interest in seeing the American pastor returned to his family.

While Secretary of State Kerry has called on Iran to release Pastor Saeed, this is the first time that President Obama has himself spoken out about the wrongfully imprisoned U.S. citizen.

On behalf of the Abedini family, we’re very encouraged by President Obama raising the illegal imprisonment of Pastor Saeed. Today’s call is a significant step forward in this critical case.

We’re also grateful to President Obama for raising Pastor Saeed’s imprisonment and call on President Rouhani to put his promise of being “moderate” into action by releasing Saeed without further delay.

Pastor Saeed’s wife, Naghmeh, responded to the news:

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