Obama meets with Naghmeh Abedini in Boise, Assures her Saeed’s freedom is ‘top priority’

Thank you Mr. President for giving hope to Naghmeh and her two children! On Fox News today, she announced that Saeed had a family visit in prison today and learned of the Presidential visit. His spirits were lifted as well!



(ACLJ) Moments ago President Obama met with American Pastor Saeed Abedini’s wife, Naghmeh, and two young children, Jacob and Rebekka, in a private meeting in Pastor Saeed’s hometown of Boise, Idaho.

The meeting lasted about 10 minutes, and President Obama assured Naghmeh that Pastor Saeed’s freedom is a “top priority” for him and his Administration.

This was the first time that President Obama met or spoke with Pastor Saeed’s family, and Naghmeh left the meeting with a “renewed sense of hope.”

As Naghmeh described their meeting:

President Obama came in and shook our hands and talked to the kids for a moment.  Then he sat right in front of me and started speaking of how much of a priority Saeed’s case was and that he was working on getting Saeed home to our family.  He mentioned his first call several months ago to Iran’s president Rouhani and how Saeed…

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