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Progressive Democrats Met Secretly With Iranian Diplomat In December

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In early December, six House Democrats traveled to New York for an under-the-radar meeting with Iran's U.N. Ambassador Gholamali Khoshro...

The American Prisoners Just Left Iran. But Kerry Almost Got Them Out Months Ago.

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 01.17.2016 | Politics

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Maryland -- A Swiss plane carrying American citizens, including a Washington Post reporter, who were released from Iranian pri...

These Are The Four Americans Iran Just Released

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 01.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iran freed four Americans as part of a prisoner release deal with the U.S. on Saturday. The men had been imprisoned in the country on tr...

Iran Releases 4 American Prisoners After Months Of Top-Secret Negotiations

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

VIENNA, Austria -- A Swiss plane carrying American citizens, including a Washington Post reporter, who were released from Iranian prison on Saturday d...

Top Advocate For Americans Trapped In Iran Supports Nuclear Deal

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House Democrat who has led the congressional effort to bring home four Americans trapped in Iran has decided to vote in favor of the d...

Iran Official: Held U.S. Citizens Discussed At Nuclear Talks

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.04.2017 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) ― Iran’s deputy foreign minister says Iranian diplomats discussed the case of Americans still held captive by Tehran. The issue ...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Now Can We Talk About Iran's American Prisoners? | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's announcement of a deal between Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers restricting the controversial Iranian nuclear progra...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Four Americans Are Still Trapped In Iran, Deal Or No Deal. Here Are Their Stories. | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the U.S., five other world powers and Iran can finalize a deal this week to restrict the Islamic Republic's nuclear capabilities, Ame...

Imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedini's Release Is A ‘Top Priority' For President Obama

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.23.2015 | Religion

Supporters of the imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini have a renewed sense of hope after a private meeting with President Barack Obama reportedly told...

Imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedini Pens Heartbreaking Christmas Letter

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion

This Christmas marks the third year Idaho pastor Saeed Abedini has been separated from his family. Abedini, an American citizen, is currentlyservi...

Iran Should Demonstrate It Is Ready to Join the International Community by Ending Religious Persecution

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Everything depends on whether Tehran, and not just President Hassan Rouhani, is serious. No surprise, many analysts -- and more importantly, paladins of Capitol Hill -- remain skeptical. And that doubt has fueled efforts to impose new sanctions, which would impede if not kill efforts to reach a final accord.

Release Pastor Abedini: Congress Puts Pressure On Iran

Religion News Service | Katherine Burgess | Posted 11.22.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) Congress is pressing for the release of Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen who has been imprisoned in Iran for his...

A Prayer for Pastor Saeed Abedini From Everyone

Angela Jamene | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Angela Jamene

There is nothing easy about reading the story of Pastor Saeed Abedini, and it's been getting worse.

President Obama: The Anti-Reagan

Ken Blackwell | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

As a candidate in 2008, Sen. Barack Obama acknowledged that Ronald Reagan was a "transformative" president in a way that Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton were not. The Clintons -- then pushing Hillary's rival candidacy -- were red-faced in rage.

Imprisoned Pastor Abedini Gains A Respected Ally

Posted 09.25.2013 | Religion

Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American citizen has been jailed for almost one year in Iran's notorious Evin Prison after working with the underground Chris...

John Kerry Calls For Release Of Imprisoned Iranian-American Pastor

Posted 03.27.2013 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for the release of an Iranian-American minister...

Saeed Abedini Sentenced, Contraception Mandate Lawsuits And More In Religion Reads

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.30.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

Amid international uproar, U.S. pastor Saeed Abedini is sentenced to prison in Iran. Lawsuits over Obama's contraception mandate continue to multiply. This and more in the latest religion headlines.

American Pastor Transferred To 'Hanging Judge' In Iran

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.15.2013 | Religion

Christian Reverend Saeed Abedini, a 32-year-old American pastor currently being held in an Iranian prison, has been transferred to a judge known for h...