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Iran celebs launch petition against US sanctions

AFP  |  Tehran 

Iranian celebrities including Oscar-winning director and winner have launched a petition condemning US sanctions on and warning of the impact on ordinary people.

"Once again, the has imposed sanctions against .. Every Iranian will personally pay the price," reads the petition, named "Voices Against Sanctions" and posted on on Thursday.

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

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

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 22:05 IST