“Christians around the world have been praying faithfully for the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini,” Laurie told this reporter late Saturday. “It did not happen as quickly as we had hoped, but it happened in God’s perfect timing.”
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The four Americans were exchanged for seven Iranians sentenced or awaiting trial in the United States, according to news reports. The U.S. released the seven Iranian men early Sunday.
According to the Washington Times, “After her husband had been held for more than three years in Iran and beaten for refusing to recant his Christian faith, Naghmeh Abedini was finally able to tell her children that their father was headed home over the weekend.”
CBN News Video: Pastor Saeed Abedini Released from Iranian Prison. A senior U.S. official says the plane carrying Americans who had been imprisoned by Iran has left Tehran and is now in Geneva, Switzerland. Supporters say he was jailed for no other reason than his Christian faith.
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