In “Despicable and Appalling” Move, Obama Rejects Measure to Free Imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedini from Iranian Prison

Photo Credit: Gospel Herald

Photo Credit: Gospel Herald

In a disturbing turn of events, the White House has warned that it will veto a proposed amendment that would demand release of Pastor Saeed Abedini and three other American citizens held prisoners in Iran before any final nuclear deal agreement is reached.

The American Center for Law and Justice called the Obama administration’s admittance “despicable” and “appalling.”

“That is simply unbelievable. Refusing to discuss the Americans being held hostage by Iran at the bargaining table and rejecting any congressional attempt to make any deal with Iran contingent on the release of the Americans is unacceptable. It’s quite frankly appalling,” the law group wrote in an update on Thursday.

“This is despicable. This is outrageous. And it is an insult to the captive Americans and their families,” it added.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest made the announcement on Wednesday after an ABC News reporter asked about the Corker Bill and amendments being debated by the U.S. Senate that would require Iran to release the captured U.S. citizens before any sanctions are lifted. (Read more from “Imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedini Abandoned by President Obama” HERE)

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