January 16, 2016

Crapo Statement on Reports of the Release of Pastor Saeed Abedini

Washington, D.C.  - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued this statement concerning reports that Idaho's Pastor Saeed Abedini has been released from custody in Iran:


"If media reports are confirmed, the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini is welcome news and an answer to many prayers from across Idaho, the nation and the world.  Iran's holding of Pastor Abedini was outrageous and it was far past time for him to be released.  As his wife and family await official confirmation of his return, I send my warmest 'welcome home'to Saeed."