The wife of a pastor jailed in Iran because of his Christian
faith isn't encouraged by the recent election of Iran's new
Since Iran elected its new president, the mainstream media has
told Americans to be encouraged by the victory of the "moderate"
But Naghmeh Abedini, an Iranian-born American whose husband,
Saeed, has been imprisoned in Iran for nearly a year, begs to
differ (see related story).
"The moderate president is really not what we consider moderate,"
she tells OneNewsNow. "But the Iranian government has presented him
as a moderate to bring unity and make the Iranian people happy,
considering four years ago during their election where they almost
lost power. It was a great move on their end in terms of bringing a
unity; the people are happy."
"But really, the supreme leader has not changed," Abedini
continues. "He's the one who controls everything and dictates
everything to the president, so it doesn't really change a whole
Abedini doubts the new president will change any of the policies
that have been the subject of so much consternation in the
A fresh campaign will soon be revealed to free an American pastor imprisoned in Iran.