News ID: 234036
Published: 0252 GMT November 10, 2018

Iran celebs sign petition against US sanctions

Iran celebs sign petition against US sanctions

Iranian celebrities including Oscar-winning film director Asghar Farhadi and Grammy winner Kayhan Kalhor signed a petition condemning US sanctions on Tehran and warning of its impact on ordinary people.

"Once again, the United States has imposed sanctions against Iran... Every Iranian will personally pay the price," reads the petition, titled 'Voices against Sanctions' and posted on

A last tranche of US sanctions were reimposed on Monday following the decision by US President Donald Trump to pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal earlier this year, AFP wrote.

"Politicians will come and go, but the fallout from their disastrous decisions will be a nightmare for generations to come," said the petition, which had picked up nearly 5,000 signatures by Friday.

It was signed by Iranian filmmakers, musicians, activists and lawyers.

Farhadi has received two Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, while musician Kalhor, a virtuoso on the kamancheh (spiked fiddle), won a Grammy in 2017.


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