You would think with all of John Kerry’s “secret” negotiations with Iran and Obama declaring peace in out time that these geniuses would have noticed there’s been an American held hostage in Iran since 2007. Apparently it slipped their mind. Until today.
Now they’re all over it.
Maybe next they’ll call for Saeed Abedini to also be released.
Saeed Abedini, an American citizen, has been imprisoned in Iran for more than a year for practicing Christianity. The talks over Iran’s nuclear program were seen by his family and those representing them as one of the most promising avenues yet for securing his release.
But the White House confirmed over the weekend that Abedini’s status was not on the table during those talks.
“It’s devastating,” the pastor’s wife Naghmeh Abedini told Fox News Radio.
Abedini and Levinson aren’t the only ones.
Another case that has recently drawn public attention is that of Amir Hekmati, a U.S. Marine who was arrested in Iran in 2011 while visiting his grandmother.
He was detained on charges of spying for the CIA and sentenced to death. His family says the confession was coerced.
The FBI also reported that, as of this Tuesday, former FBI official Robert Levinson will become one of the longest-held Americans in history — he went missing after traveling to an island off Iran in March 2007; the U.S. government has since received indications he’s being held.
Meanwhile, Obama kept up with his fundraising Monday night. Priorities.