Will The Obama Government Betray Pastor Saeed Abedini?

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Iranian authorities over the past month have increased pressure on imprisoned U.S.-Iranian pastor Saeed Abedini by threatening to keep him in prison indefinitely, a legal advocate said.

Authorities have buried him under a mountain of new, petty charges while promising him freedom if he abandons his faith in Christ and converts back to Islam. “They have said, ‘Don’t think you’ll get out after eight years. We’ll add additional reasons to keep you,’” she said. “That’s the kind of threat, in conjunction with an up tick of, ‘If you recant, if you return to Islam, we will let you go.’ That’s not anything new, but it’s a very concentrated, intense time in the prison at present Tiffany Barrans, international director at the American Center for Law and Justice.

The Obama Administration appears to be preparing to leave American Pastor Saeed Abedini and the other U.S. citizens wrongfully imprisoned in Iran on the sidelines of the Iran nuclear negotiations—even promising a veto to congressional legislation if an amendment is added to include the imprisoned Americans.

“Certainly would interfere with the ongoing negotiations between the international community and Iran on their nuclear program.” Is the statement given by White House spokesperson John Earnest

The disturbing comments came in [Thursday’s] press briefing when White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest declared, “The President would certainly veto any amendment or any bill with an amendment that undermined the unanimous compromise that was reached in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.