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-- and Christian pastor is in prison in -- -- and tonight we're hearing from the pastor in his own words pesticide -- Aberdeen be ready in a letter to his wife and in the letter the -- describing the torture abuse Yousuf 31 of Iran's most brutal prisons.
And another new development -- -- John Kerry issued a statement.
Confident pastors immediate release and the fashion line not may have -- -- -- joins us along with the executive director of the American center for ally and justice Jordan news cycle of welcome both video and not great first -- your thoughts about this letter from your husband.
It gave me a glimpse of what he's going through enough prison and it was heart wrenching tribute that he couldn't recognize himself and his mom's reaction and so.
Since they -- that this -- the -- -- -- -- of getting him out as soon as that's possible in every day count.
And -- -- it couldn't recognize himself was because he's been beaten is that right you talking about bruises and things like that.
Yes what he's talking about talking about -- faces basically bruised and and looks difference and he's got a beard and yeah -- the facts on the size being.
Pretty beaten up in his face.
Have you spoken to his mother at all.
I do -- I talked to them on a regular basis.
And what does she say about seeing him.
Say they have gotten -- -- him every Monday and -- There it's up to up to now there's still no medical treatments he has not been transferred to hospital.
Yes -- been treated yet and they're waiting for friends and there was doctors that examine him.
I believe last week and they've promised that they would take him to private hospital outside of the prison to be treated and that has not happened yet.
Jordan -- -- stay very came out for them.
And then -- -- McCann left the secretary carry you are surprised and happy.
We were very happy about this it was a major part of our domestic strategy.
Getting our top diplomat in the United States America to issue this kind of statement.
Make it very clear to the world that site have -- -- an American citizen which to -- secretary Kerry did in his statement right off the bat said.
US citizens say that -- whose imprisoned in Iran.
Facing abuse made that clear the need for medical care made that clear and that he needs to be released -- -- kind of a message to the world you can help now.
So what does it mean Iran doesn't care what we say what we do I mean -- what -- -- He insists he is sister and appeared victory in assessing you know you're glad they had the United States behind you but an industry to sell letter from our secretary of -- or even our president.
It anyway -- how could someone out -- -- Iran and.
Prison here's how it helps -- what we are negotiating with Iran now -- the nuclear program so it's another issue.
But the second thing is giving the world clearance so a country like Brazil or south South Korea or Japan that does business with Iran we may exempt from sanctions actually.
There's a lot of Christians in their country.
They see a story like -- they what they -- -- we do so much business with -- this -- with another pastor.
Who was imprisoned who got out face the death penalty.
Fans now Brazil never had to go ahead this is a US citizen they needed that.
-- statement was -- said he needs to get out.
And -- -- like OK go to work he put it.
And -- just talk about the sanctions -- is incredible sanctions egg against -- yet we give waivers to India China Japan and in the list goes on not intimidated by oil from Iran so that.
-- -- we asserted double deal unless well I think those -- the countries that is it for Brazil's one as well when it's 80% Christian population.
This happened naturally -- the last time this time there waiting.
That I know the leaders were waiting for statement that made it okay.
For -- -- to to talk basically they've got diplomatic relationship with Iran they could pick up the phone I've got senators there who marched -- their embassy for me.
This is a US citizen.
So they're not gonna do that without our secretary of state say and let's get him out and -- he did that Friday.
It was just you know a few days after on here Greta and and it was surprising because this -- in the Middle East but I think this was a major step forward for us -- And a good things we need to work with the State Department.
Not -- I wish -- the best of luck and getting -- has not deny I hope so added that bush could be yesterday but that maybe it'll be tomorrow anyway thank you both for joining icy -- the same thing stress.