Ali Rezaian, Brother of Washington Post Reporter, Jason Rezaian, Speaks Out

Speaking from Germany, Ali shares the ordeal his family underwent to bring his brother home.
2:56 | 01/18/16

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Transcript for Ali Rezaian, Brother of Washington Post Reporter, Jason Rezaian, Speaks Out
Thanks Jon and we are joined by Jason rezaian's brother. Ali. I know you have had a chance to talk to Jason. How is he doing? He's happy to be out and on his way home. He's fortunate to have the folks here at the hospital taking care of him. And he wants to move along as soon as he can. He's respectful of the process they have and is just thankful for everything that everybody is doing for him. How is his health? I think he's doing okay. I mean, he's mostly been neglected for a long time. I haven't seen him personally. The doctors haven't come back and said there's anything serious right now. Our main concern is to make sure he integrates back in and gets the right psychological treatment he needs. So that he can be successful and come back home soon. The negotiations over his release so complicated. A lot of ups and downs over the last 14 months and at the last minute it appeared that the air Iranians were not going to let them leave. But he would not leave without them? You know, it had been discussed. My mom said she wouldn't leave without him. The Iranians had been per sis tents saying they weren't going to let him go but the U.S. Government was adamant about that. You know it just goes to show you these guys have been trying to control Jason the last 18 months and wouldn't let him go. Wouldn't stop. I know there are lot of people you would like to thank for helping with Jason's release. There's so many folks out there. First and foremost is the post. Jason's other colleagues have been so supportive of him. And then like reporters without borders and the press club. There have been hundreds of thousands of people that have put their support out for Jason and he's actually really only starting to see that right now. He's been able to watch it on TV and seeing the reporting. He really didn't know what was going on. I mean, 18 months with maybe the last 6 months being able to watch Iranian state TV. He doesn't know what's going on in the world. So hard to imagine and so many all over the world grateful for his release. What do you say to the critics of the deal who say it sets a bad precedent for the united States? I'm happy to have my brother home. I haven't looked at the details of the deal. What I do know is both the senate and the congress voted unanimously on resolutions saying that the president should use everything in his disposal to bring the Americans home. Fortunately Mr. Abedini, hekmati and Jason were all able to come home. Thankfully the president, secretary Kerry and the ambassador worked hard to bring them home. A day of great relief for all of us. Congratulations to you and your brother. Enjoy that reunion. Thank you very much.

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