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-New Secretary of State Condemns Iran’s Imprisonment of Pastor Abedini

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

       (Photo credit: Wikipedia) John Kerry, the new Secretary of State has already spoken out against Iran’s imprisonment of America citizen Pastor Saeed Abedini: "We remain deeply concerned about the fairness and transparency of Mr. Abedini’s trial," Kerry told Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) when asked for his response to Pastor Abedini’s case. "I, along with […]

-Iran: American Pastor Saeed Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

Monday, January 28th, 2013

From the Christian Post: …  On Sunday morning, Judge Pir-Abassi of Branch 26 of the Iranian Revolutionary Court – known as the "hanging judge" – verbally convicted and sentenced Pastor Saeed to eight years in prison, according to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which is representing the pastor’s family in the United […]

-Iran: American Pastor May be Hanged?

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

(Saeed Abedini / ACLJ.org) An American citizen who traveled to Iran and was imprisoned for his Christian faith  in September is in now danger of being hanged by the radical Iranian government: The Jerusalem Post reports: The U.S. State Department expressed “serious concerns” about Abedini’s situation on Friday. Jordan Sekulow, the executive director of the […]

-Iran: Pastor Nadarkhani Re-Arrested on Christmas Day

Monday, December 31st, 2012

(Pastor Nadarkhani and Family:  Robert Reed Daly) With all of the festivities of this holiday season you might have missed this story. From Fox News: The Iranian Christian pastor who had been imprisoned in Iran for converting from Islam to Christianity was taken into custody again on Christmas Day, according to several Iranian media sources […]

-Iran: Christian Pastor Released From Jail

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

From Fox News: Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who was originally sentenced to death in his native country for his Christian faith, was acquitted of apostasy charges and released from custody. Nadarkhani, 32, was imprisoned for three years and waiting execution for refusing to renounce his Christian faith. His charges were lowered to evangelizing to Muslims, […]

-Ahmadinejad: Israel Must be Annihilated

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

                                        (President of Iran: Wikipedia) In a Ramadan speech given to Ambassadors from Islamic countries and published today on his presidential website (Thursday), Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the ultimate goal of world forces must be the annihilation of Israel: “Qods Day is not merely a strategic solution for the Palestinian problem, as it […]