Iranian celebrities including Oscar-winning film director Asghar Farhadi and Grammy winner Kayhan Kalhor have launched a petition condemning US sanctions on Tehran and warning of the impact on ordinary people.
"Once again, the United States has imposed sanctions against Iran... Every Iranian will personally pay the price," reads the petition, named "Voices Against Sanctions" and posted on change.org on Thursday.
"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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