Excerpt on Pastor Abedini from the White House Press Briefing December 13, 2013

Office of the Press Secretary - The White House

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“President Obama raised Mr. Levinson’s case in his phone call with President Rouhani, in addition to the cases of detained American citizens Saeed Abedini and Amir Hekmati.  Secretary Kerry has also raised these three cases directly with Iran’s foreign minister.  And today we reiterate that same request to the government of Iran or to anyone else who might have information about Mr. Levinson’s whereabouts to undertake efforts to ensure that he returns safely to his family.”

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