After Iranian State Television announced on Saturday the release of four U.S. prisoners, including Pastor Saeed Abedini, many, including presidential candidates, took to social media to express their views of the news.
Naghmeh Abedini posted on her Facebook page:
Marco Rubio tweeted:
Thankful that prayers have been answered and Pastor Saeed, Amir Hekmati, Jason Rezaian and another American will finally come home.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 16, 2016
Gov. Mike Huckabee tweeted:
Praise God! Christian pastor Saeed Abedini is free from his 8-year prison sentence for spreading the Gospel & planting churches in Iran!
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) January 16, 2016
Idaho GOP also tweeted:
— Idaho GOP (@IdahoGOP) January 16, 2016