Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran (CNFI) Launches Third National TV Ad, Featuring Former U.S. Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff

Aug 20, 2015, 10:37 ET from Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran (CNFI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapons capability, today launched a new national television advertisement as part of its ongoing campaign to educate the country about the dangers of the Iran Deal. The ad features Lt. Gen. (ret.) David A. Deptula, current Dean of the Mitchell Institute of Aerospace Power Studies and former Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, discussing the risks posed by the deal.

"The problem with Iran nuclear deal is that it would increase the high likelihood of the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the region...Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates," says Deptula in the ad. "Let's not forget that Iran is the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world. The deal will increase the likelihood of terrorists getting a hold of a nuclear weapon...that's why we need a better deal."

Lt. Gen. (ret.) Deptula is a world-recognized leader and pioneer in conceptualizing, planning and executing security operations from humanitarian relief to major combat. A principal author of the seminal Air Force White Paper, "Global Reach—Global Power," Deptula is considered the "father" of "effects-based operations" for his application of that concept in building the attack plans for operation Desert Storm. Deptula later served on two congressional commissions tasked with outlining America's future defense posture. Over the course of his career, Gen. Deptula logged more than 3,000 hours as a pilot, 400 of them in combat.

"General Deptula is one of a growing number of senior military leaders who are sounding the alarm on the dangers of the Iran Deal," said Patrick Dorton, spokesperson for Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran. "When the expert judgement of some of our most high-ranking military officials is that this deal can put America – as well as the world – at serious risk, we should listen. Congress needs to say 'no' to this deal and 'yes' to a better solution."

The advertisement is the third released by CNFI in an ongoing national campaign to oppose the recent Iran agreement and prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Supported by members of Congress and human rights groups around the world, the campaign has committed to more than $20 million of national advertising to promote the dangers of the Iran agreement. 

For more information about Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula and the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, visit www.mitchellaerospacepower.org/home.

For more information about CNFI, visit www.nuclearfreeiran.org.

Watch the full ad here: https://youtu.be/19bGK8OalS8

ABOUT CNFI:
Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran (CNFI) is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapons capability. CNFI was founded in 2015 in response to concerns surrounding the nuclear negotiations between the P5+1 (the United States, the United Kingdom, China, France, Russia, plus Germany) and Iran. Following public release of the proposed nuclear agreement in July 2015, CNFI began an intensive communications effort to educate the public about the significant flaws and serious consequences of the proposed deal. The Advisory Board of CNFI includes former Senators Evan Bayh (D-IN), Mark Begich (D-AK), Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Joseph Lieberman (D-CT), as well as former Congressman Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Dennis Cardoza (D-CA), Peter Deutsch (D-FL) and former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-NV). CNFI is supported by AIPAC, and other organizations and individuals concerned about the proposed Iran deal.

SOURCE Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran



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