Washington, D.C. – A final deal with Iran regarding its nuclear program could be announced at any moment. Will Pastor Saeed and the other Americans imprisoned in Iran be left behind?
Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, had this to say:
“As the Obama Administration discusses the details of a nuclear agreement with Iran, there are multiple requirements that need to be included. Apart from specific elements that address Iran’s pathway to a nuclear weapon, one component that should be adamantly sought, is the return of American Pastor Saeed Abedini and the other Americans imprisoned in Iran.
“The current negotiations are the best option America has to diplomatically urge the release of our citizens. Even though President Obama has mentioned Pastor Saeed in the negotiation process, their release must be a priority.
“Thankfully, this Executive agreement will be submitted to Congress for review. From reports made, it will likely be a hard sell. Constituents must remember key components, like the release of those wrongfully imprisoned, when they address their Members of Congress. If the Administration leaves Americans behind to gain a deal with a country that is a state sponsor of terrorism and violates human rights, then they should feel the repercussions here at home.
“Those repercussions include Democrats and Republicans holding the line on a resolution of disapproval, outlined in the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act.”
For an interview with Penny Nance, please contact Janae Stracke at [email protected] or 712-269-1724.