Sullivan Issues Statement on Release of American Hostages

WASHINGTON, DC -- Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) issued the following statement regarding the announcement that five American hostages in Iran have been released:

“We are all relieved that five Americans, unjustly imprisoned by Iran, are on their way home. I can only imagine the joy and relief being felt by the families of Amir Hekmati, Saeed Abedini, Jason Rezaian, and two other Americans whose imprisonments were not previously disclosed. But I’m outraged that it appears that at least one American still remains in captivity, that our fellow citizens endured harsh treatment at the hands of the Iranians, that it took so long to get them home, and that their freedom appears to have involved a swap and concessions that will further put our country and our allies at risk. I certainly hope that Secretary of State John Kerry or others in the Obama Administration won’t again express ‘gratitude’ and appreciation toward Iran for unlawfully taking the freedom of our citizens.”