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Hollywood Heavyweights Back Iran Nuclear Deal

Hollywood Heavyweights Back Iran Nuclear DealHollywood Heavyweights Back Iran Nuclear Deal

The US political battle over the Iran nuclear agreement has gone Hollywood, thanks to a new video strongly backing the deal featuring boldface names from Jack Black, Morgan Freeman and Natasha Lyonne to ex-CIA agent Valerie Plame, Queen Noor of Jordan and retired US Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering.

President Barack Obama has always enjoyed robust support from Hollywood heavyweights, and now some of his celebrity backers are coming out in favor of his historic nuclear deal with Iran.

The Iran nuclear agreement was reached earlier this month after a long period of international negotiations.

The video by the anti-nuclear group Global Zero takes a light-hearted tone, far from the jibes, and insults thrown in Congress between Obama administration officials and Republicans who are skeptical of the deal, reports Reuters.

“The agreement currently on the table is the best way to ensure that Iran doesn’t build a bomb,” actor Morgan Freeman says in the three-minute spot.

The famous names say the deal negotiated between the United States, other world powers and Iran is the best option available. They list dire options if it falls victim to congressional “sabotage.”

They earnestly encourage Americans to support the agreement or else they’ll wind up “super dead.” The video implores Americans to call their legislators and pledge their support for the president’s deal.

“Do me a favor, ok, don’t let some hot-headed member of Congress screw this up,” says Lyonne, one of the stars of ‘Orange is the New Black’ series.

US lawmakers have until September 17 to accept or reject the agreement.

The Obama administration has been working all-out to convince members of Congress, and the public, to back the nuclear accord. The campaign has included social media as well as testimony at hearings, classified briefings and private meetings and receptions.

The video has garnered more than 250,000 views on YouTube in the two days since it was released.