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Doing in Iran and all -- a US.
Religious figure out -- Christian Costin who was that had visited many times relatives.
I've still held in jail at least -- -- far -- dot com and a Middle East as specialist is here with -- good to see you Lisa.
Thanks for being here first of old -- didn't -- This some criticism now that the US government is not doing enough.
For this guy.
So with the his US based attorneys here have all along been calling for the State Department to do more pro actively come out you can make a statement.
-- you know they they they've done that in the past that -- that this State Department came out with a statement on an Iranian pastor that was held those not a US citizen and I was very recent.
So -- -- more so the fact that his wife and two young children are here in the United States has what has been very much active in and being on media being here on Fox News.
I'm going out and petitioning there was a hearing.
On Friday with that we expected the State Department to show up they didn't show up a lot of -- is -- gaining a lot of traction.
In congress not a congressman on bipartisan.
Have they have given support to the pastor's wife and then coming out and calling for his release and right now his attorneys are calling for John Kerry to come out and make.
A very strong statement demanding history.
Isn't part of the point here though -- that that -- from officials would say is.
In these situations.
Often the best policy is public silence while doing work behind the -- Mike -- I spoke to his wife and in many interviews are very -- couple days ago I spoke to her.
She gave me the impression that when the State Department calls -- all they're doing is taking information from her and not giving -- any sort of I'm comfort that they are doing something behind the scenes that led.
More quickly bring about.
His release what they might be doing absolutely right is doing something more inherent in diplomatically behind the scenes aware -- Being a you know out in front will not help the situation -- we have no reason to believe that they are doing that.
And that's why his attorneys are very actively coming out and then asking for more.
-- we have we we've seen these situations that so often biffle -- We've seen it with our you know our own colleagues here policies who have been held that silence.
Is often deemed to be the best policy there is a US citizen -- times.
-- marine went to Syria as a journalist he's still missing has been since all this we don't hear a lot publicly.
It's it's easy to say the government's not doing enough when you don't hear what they're doing maybe they're -- doing anything here but.
Sometimes there has to be a little -- a little secrecy.
There has to be a lot of secrecy.
Because the one thing you can't be sure is that nobody that we come out publicly and say.
To a -- you must release acts and he's gonna get released when I mean if you want to assure that he has not going to be released that's the way to do it.
Because they're simply not going to allow themselves to be seen as kowtowing to American government official.
They're all back channels that are I bet you.
Personally I bet you that or at work and the government the state -- -- keep their mouth shut about doing that because actually do want to get the guy out I say you wanted to sit.
If your significant other some money being held in the country such as Iran from Rhode rhetoric has not been ashamed to come out an -- and and put out all that they believe an annihilating countries subtle you know Letterman US citizens that are being held that.
What what you -- to want to call -- We've -- certainly a concern -- -- -- well positioned to be in as as the as the mother with a -- as you say to young kids as well.
I mean it yeah our sympathies certainly going to very very tough to be -- that I thank you very much for being here great to see if.
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