Senator Stabenow Statement Following the Release of Amir Hekmati from Iran

Saturday, January 16, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement applauding the release of Amir Hekmati from Iran:

“After being held as a political prisoner in Iran for years, Amir Hekmati is finally coming home. I can only imagine the relief and joy Amir and his entire family must feel at this time. Amir is a hero and Michigan welcomes his safe return.”

“I applaud President Obama and Secretary Kerry for their diplomatic efforts, which were key in freeing Amir and other Americans from Iran.”