Iranian Christians Outraged Over Claim They Are ‘Not Being Persecuted In Any Way’

An Iranian Christian news agency expressed outrage Monday over a bishop’s claim that Christians are completely free and unmolested by Iran’s government.

Mohabat News, which describe themselves as “Bible-believing Christians who believe in propagating the word of God,” took issue with Armenian-Orthodox Bishop of Tehran, Sibo Sarkisian’s recent claim that Christians in Iran “enjoy complete freedom of religion under the Islamic Republic of Iran and are not being persecuted in any way,” according to The Christian Post.

Sarkisian made the claim in a Dec. 19 interview with Spanish news agency EFE, and said that he did not believe Iran’s laws oppressed Christians since he did not believe in evangelism.