Pray for US has found that major news outlets have issued false reports about Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is a US citizen and who is currently being held and tortured in an Iranian jail. Numerous outlets ran a story claiming that Pastor Saeed was released on bail. This is false Pray for US has discovered as Saeed is incarcerated.
Exacerbating the problem is the fact that the Obama administration has refused to intervene on behalf of the pastor, who is clearly being jailed on trumped-up false charges by the Iranian mullahs. Keep in mind that Pastor Saeed Abedini is a U.S. citizen.
American Center for Law and Justice spokesman Gene Kapp said the pastor will likely stand trial on charges that he is attempting to undermine the Iranian government. He was jailed after he returned to his native country to work on an adoption project
Kapp said the only course of action for Americans is political pressure.
“The people need to continue to press the White House and the State Department for action,” he said.
ACLJ President Jordan Sekulow agreed.
“Clearly, the most meaningful and important engagement must come from the State Department – Secretary of State Clinton – and President Obama,” he said. “And so far, they have failed to condemn Iran and demand Pastor Saeed’s immediate and unconditional release.”
Sekulow told WND that with only a single statement by a State Department official, the U.S. government is nearly MIA on Abedini’s case.
“The U.S. government has failed to fully engage this case and utilize its tremendous diplomatic influence to pressure Iran to release this U.S. citizen. We’re grateful that the National Security Council has urged Iran to release Pastor Saeed immediately,” Sekulow said.
Read the full story at WND.com. Please include Pastor Abedini and his family in your prayers.