- The Washington Times - Friday, August 14, 2015

A group of veterans opposed to the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran released a new ad Thursday featuring the father of a U.S. soldier killed by an Iranian bomb in the Iraq War.

The ad is the second in a series of ads from the nonprofit group Veterans Against the Deal.

In the ad, Patrick Farr recalls receiving the news that his son Clay was killed overseas by an Iranian bomb in 2006.

“A pickup pulled up in front of the house and it had a soldier in it, and I knew what he was about to tell me, and I asked him If he could just tell me that my son had been wounded,” Mr. Farr says tearfully in the ad. “But he said he couldn’t, he’d been killed that morning. Any my whole world changed.”

Mr. Farr argued that the nuclear deal is a bad idea because it will allow the Iranian government to “have their funding back” once Western economic sanctions are lifted.

He added that the additional funding could be used to support terrorist groups. Last week, a new watchdog report estimated that the Islamic Republic’s defense budget would increase by billions of dollars, with a roughly 50 percent increase projected for its Quds Force, which actively supports terrorist groups.

“The administration must not really care about what Iran has done on the terrorism front, killing American soldiers. They’ve just completely forgotten,” Mr. Farr says before urging viewers to call their senators and tell them to oppose the nuclear deal.

The ad will begin airing in the coming days on broadcast and cable TV in states and districts of senators and representatives undecided about the Iran deal, according to a statement released by the group Friday.

“Opposition to this dangerous deal doesn’t just come from soldiers with direct experience of Iranian terrorism — it also comes from bereaved families who live forever with the anguish and loss caused by Iranian terror, and who wish to prevent others from experiencing what they have to live with every day,” Michael Pregent, executive director of Veterans Against the Deal, said in the statement.

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