Morgan Freeman, Jack Black and Queen Noor of Jordan are using their star power to convince Congress to approve the Iran nuclear deal.
“Ultimately we could be forced into a war with Iran — another dangerous, drawn-out and expensive conflict in the Middle East with many lives lost,” Freeman warns if Congress doesn’t back the agreement.
“The agreement currently on the table is the best way to ensure Iran doesn’t build a f–king bomb,” he continues.
Produced by Global Zero, an organization working to eliminate all nuclear weapons, the new three-minute video also includes actors Natasha Lyonne and Farshad Farahat, former spy Valerie Plame and retired U.S. Ambassador Thomas Pickering.
With less than six weeks remaining for the U.S. Congress to review the landmark nuclear agreement reached between six world powers and Iran, “playing politics with our national security is actually not all that funny,” Black says in the video.
“Don’t let some hot-headed member of Congress screw that up,” said Lyonne, best known for her role in Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black.”
Iranian-American actor Farshad Farahat added: “I grew up in Iran and experienced the horrors of WMDs during the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s. I know firsthand there are some weapons that are too dangerous for any country to have, and this deal will prevent a dangerous nuclear arms race in the region. The agreement with Iran effectively resolves a very specific dispute, but it also opens the door to increased dialogue and understanding between the American and Iranian peoples. The only sane response to that is celebration.”
Pressure from both supporters and opponents of the deal has increased since the agreement was signed on July 14.
Critics of the deal, negotiated by the Obama administration and five other nations, say it gives Iran a free pass by rolling back sanctions in exchange for weak measures that fail to force Iran to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
Watch the video here.