Morgan Freeman, Jack Black Urge Iran Deal Support in Bizarre Comedy Video
In a star-studded video also featuring Queen Noor of Jordan, actor Farshad Farahat adds "we'd be dead" without the deal limiting Iran's nuclear capabilities.
Stars are trying to make nuclear diplomacy fun.
Jack Black, Farshad Farahat and Morgan Freeman are among those appearing in a tongue-in-cheek video supporting the Iranian nuclear deal, which limits Iran's nuclear capabilities in exchange for lifting oil and financial sanctions. They are asking people to call Congress to support the deal, which President Barack Obama announced July 14.
Why do we need it?
"Dude, because we'd be dead" if it isn't in place, says Farahat — deadpanning that without the deal, there would be nuclear war.
That's when experts come in to correct the stars.
Queen Noor of Jordan and Ambassador Thomas Pickering tell them that the real fear is that without the deal, an arms race would occur in the Middle East, likely resulting in a drawn-out, traditional war involving the U.S.
"The agreement currently on the table is the best way to ensure Iran doesn't build a f—king bomb," says Morgan.
Congress, which is controlled by Republicans, must either endorse or reject the deal by Sept. 17.