"You've never asked us for help..."
The wife of a jailed United States citizen was blamed by a State Department official as being at least partially her fault for her husband's prolonged prison sentence in Iran, as reported by Fox News on March 15, 2013.
Naghmeh Abedini, wife of jailed American citizen Pastor Saeed Abedini, testified before a Congressional hearing that she was "disappointed" that the Obama administration's State Department has done so little in freeing her husband.
Rev. Abedini was sentenced last January to an eight year prison sentence in Iran for opening Christian orphanages.
The Iranian court found Pastor Abedini's orphanages to be "a threat to national security."
State Department Blames The Wife...
As Mrs. Abedini was about to fly to Washington, D.C. last Thursday for the Congressional hearing, she was told by a State Department official that she was "partially at fault for the U.S. government not getting involved," as reported by Fox's Molly Henneberg. (See video)
According to Mrs. Abedini's attorney, Jordan Sekulow testified under oath that prior to her boarding a flight to Washington, D.C., she received a phone call from an unnamed State Department official who told her:
"You've never asked us for help ... you've never asked us for help.
Your attorneys may have communicated.
You may have been on those phone calls.
But you never asked for help."
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