Morgan Freeman, Jack Black push Congress to back Iran deal

Morgan Freeman, Jack Black, Queen Noor of Jordan and other celebrities are raising their voices to get Congress to back the nuclear deal with Iran.

Without a 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 says in a new three-minute video produced by Global Zero, an organization aiming to eliminate all nuclear weapons.

“The agreement currently on the table is the best way to ensure Iran doesn’t build up a [expletive] bomb,” he adds.

{mosads}The video also includes actors Natasha Lyonne and Farshad Farahat, former spy Valerie Plame and retired U.S. Ambassador Thomas Pickering.

It appeals to Americans to contact their member of Congress and encourage them to support the multinational deal when it comes up for a vote in September, after a 60-day window for lawmakers to review it.

“Playing politics with our national security is actually not all that funny,” Black says.

“Don’t let some hot-headed member of Congress screw that up,” adds Lyonne, the “Orange Is the New Black” actress.

The new video is evidence of the increasing public pressure from both supporters and opponents of the deal, which is only likely to ramp up over the next two months.

Critics of the deal inked by the U.S., Iran and five other nations — including seemingly all congressional Republicans — say that the deal merely takes the pressure off of Iran, by rolling back sanctions in exchange for weak measures aiming to force it to give up its nuclear ambitions. 

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