Statement by Congressman Kildee on Amir Hekmati

January 17, 2016

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today on the release of Amir Hekmati:

“Amir Hekmati is coming home. I am overcome with emotion that after four and a half years, this terrible ordeal is ending and the Hekmati family will soon be reunited with Amir. We have worked so hard to see this day happen. I am incredibly grateful to everyone, including my staff, who worked tirelessly to secure Amir’s release.

“I am grateful to President Obama, Secretary Kerry and the entire Administration for never giving up on Amir and the other Americans that were held in Iran. Their tireless work should be commended.

“Amir, I cannot wait to meet you for the first time, give you a big hug, and welcome you home.”

Congressman Dan Kildee represents the Amir Hekmati family in Congress and has fought tirelessly for Amir’s release. This afternoon, Congressman Kildee will be traveling with the Hekmati family overseas to be with Amir Hekmati and bring him home.