An apology to the people of Iran


These are indeed terrifying times. Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement is reckless, baseless and dangerous. We cannot allow him to take us down the path towards war with Iran.

Join Jane Fonda, Oliver Stone, Danny Glover, Noam Chomsky, Vijay Prashad, Eve Ensler, Mike Farrell, Frances Fisher, Shiva Rose, Matthew Modine, UPPJ, IPS, World Beyond War, Voices for Non Violence and more in reaching out to the Iranian people with an apology for our president’s unscrupulous behavior and a pledge to try to reverse this decision. We will publicize this “Apology to the Iranian People” via social media and publications inside Iran.

You can sign anonymously or publicly:

Open Letter to the People of Iran from the American People

Dear Friends,

We, the undersigned, apologize for Donald Trump’s reckless, baseless, and dangerous decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement and we pledge to do everything we can to reverse that decision.

We are ashamed that our government has broken an agreement that was already signed not just by the United States and Iran, but also by France, Britain, Germany, Russia and China, and then approved by the entire UN Security Council in a unanimous vote. We are ashamed that our government has broken a deal that was working, a deal with which Iran was complying, a deal  that was making our entire world safer and could have moved our nations closer towards the path of friendship.

Unlike our president, we believe that a deal is a deal. Unlike our president, we want to resolve the conflicts in the Middle East, not escalate them. Unlike our president, we want our nation’s resources to be dedicated to enriching people’s lives, not enriching the weapons makers. Unlike our president, we want to live in peace and harmony with the people of Iran.

We understand that our nation already has a dreadful history of meddling in the internal affairs of your country. The 1953 coup that overthrew your democratically elected government was unconscionable. So was US support for Iraq’s Saddam Hussein when he invaded Iran in 1980, including selling him material for making chemical weapons that were used against you. The 1988 shooting down of an Iranian civilian airliner, killing all 290 passengers and crew, was unconscionable. So, too, are the decades of covert actions to overthrow your government and the decades of sanctions that have brought such needless suffering to ordinary Iranians.

We understand that the US government has no business interfering in your internal affairs or in the Middle East in general. We should not be selling weapons to nations guilty of gross human rights violations or sending our military to fight in faraway lands. With all the flaws in our own society--from massive inequality and racism to a political system corrupted by monetary influences--we should clean up our own house instead of telling others how to govern themselves.

We will do everything in our power to stop Donald Trump from strangling your economy and taking us to war with you. We will ask the UN to sanction the United States for violating the nuclear agreement. We will urge the Europeans, Russians, and Chinese to keep the deal alive and increase their trade relations. And we will work to rid ourselves of this unscrupulous president and replace him with someone who is trustworthy, moral, and committed to diplomacy.

Please accept our hand in friendship. May the peacemakers prevail over those who sow hatred and discord.


Who's signing

Phil Schlee
Mary Colby
Michelle Marek
Jay Anderson
Tammy Caudell
tanya sweet
Gwendolen Reyes-Illg
Lauryn Moon
Alexistori Gonzalez
Ellen Shores
Grayce Mclennon
Samantha Losowski
Cristina Aguilar
Carolyn McLaughlin
Douglas Anderson
Marie Baumgartner
Zoe Snowden
John Paul Jones
Jacob O
Suzanne Daniel
Daniel Mosle
gilda morkert
Allah Akbar
Ian Greene
Beverly kleeb
Mary Wendling
Dorian Eldritch
Ryan Reynolds
6,892 signatures

Will you sign?


  • No
    signed 2020-01-12 20:34:15 -0500
  • Phil Schlee
    signed 2020-01-11 13:32:17 -0500
  • Mary Colby
    signed 2020-01-11 05:09:12 -0500
  • Michelle Marek
    signed 2020-01-09 22:56:28 -0500
  • Jay Anderson
    signed 2020-01-09 19:40:41 -0500
    Killing a ranking member of an active government on yet another government’s sovereign soil is the reckless act of a moral coward who never served a single day in the military.
  • Tammy Caudell
    signed 2020-01-08 17:38:04 -0500
    By any chance do these people realize that the noney used to build the misslies that killed our people was from the appeasement money given to Iran by OBAmA?
  • tanya sweet
    signed 2020-01-08 14:55:24 -0500
    tanya alexandra sweet
  • Gwendolen Reyes-Illg
    signed 2020-01-08 11:10:03 -0500
    I also want to apologize for our buffoon president’s terrible decision to kill General Qasem Soleimani. We do not agree with his actions or values. We are deeply sorry that he has the power he has right now, to do these terrible things.
  • Lauryn Moon
    signed 2020-01-08 08:12:48 -0500
    Laura Moon
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    signed 2020-01-08 07:32:28 -0500
    I am soo sorry for the inconvenience of Trump administrationS.
  • Ellen Shores
    signed 2020-01-08 04:12:00 -0500
  • Grayce Mclennon
    signed 2020-01-08 00:21:20 -0500
    I am most definitely NOT sorry about the airstrike that killed that bastard general. He killed thousands of Americans, Israelites, and even Iranians. He was a very bad man, thank you for your sacrifices men and women who served 🇺🇸 Iran, save yourselves! You have the power to end that totalitarian regime 🇮🇷
  • Samantha Losowski
    signed 2020-01-07 23:26:55 -0500
    I am so sorry for what our irresponsible child of a president has done what he has done. I did not vote for him, I want him removed from office. Please take the high road and not destroy us. Our country is being taken over by an impulsive, narcissistic philistine. Please, we are just like you; we are all human. I have children like you do, I do not want war or conflict. Please know that the history books will write this as lapse in the judgement of our selfish, miserly, malignant sociopath (Trump).
  • Cristina Aguilar
    signed 2020-01-07 22:32:39 -0500
    Beautiful Brothers & Sisters, I’m am so very sorry for the decision our president has made. On behalf of my family (and over half of the citizens of the United States of America) we apologize for the hurt, pain and destruction that had been caused to your families, friends and to your country at large.
  • Carolyn McLaughlin
    signed 2020-01-07 22:10:08 -0500
    Carolyn McLaughlin
  • Douglas Anderson
    signed 2020-01-07 21:56:19 -0500
  • Marie Baumgartner
    signed 2020-01-07 19:34:27 -0500
  • Zoe Snowden
    signed 2020-01-07 18:26:42 -0500
  • John Paul Jones
    signed 2020-01-07 17:36:19 -0500
    I hope that Iranian general burns in hell, and hopefully the Ayatollah will join him soon.


    On behalf of

    All of the dead US service members of the Iranian regime
  • Jacob O
    signed 2020-01-07 17:36:10 -0500
  • Suzanne Daniel
    signed 2020-01-07 17:22:22 -0500
  • Daniel Mosle
    signed 2020-01-07 16:05:09 -0500
    I am sickened by our rogue president

    And would gladly offer him in sacrifice to

    His great disrespect of the Persian nation
  • G. Morkert
    @vanigrl tweeted link to this page. 2020-01-07 15:09:32 -0500
    Trump’s withdrawal from the #IranDeal is baseless and dangerous. As American people committed to peace and diplomacy, we are penning a letter of apology to the Iranian people. Support and share to help us stop the next war. via @codepink
  • gilda morkert
    signed 2020-01-07 15:09:02 -0500
    I am sorry for your loss and I want you to know I did NOT vote for this terrorist Trump.. I pray you will win against US Imperialist hegemonic aggression. You need to rally all the countries you can, to fight US presence in the Middle East.
  • Allah Akbar
    signed 2020-01-07 14:25:50 -0500
    I am truly ashamed of my fellow USA countrymen who side with a brutal dictatorial regime, so for that I apologize how weak they are. Our forefathers would be surely rolling in their graves at the leftists’ trying to take over this country. Semper Fi to my fellow former Marines btw
  • Ian Greene
    signed 2020-01-07 14:15:24 -0500
    We did not agree to this and are ashamed of trump and would like to volunteer to get this message across the oceans and help in any time

    Volunteering I can do.
  • Beverly kleeb
    signed 2020-01-07 11:40:41 -0500
  • Mary Wendling
    signed 2020-01-07 11:27:44 -0500
    The man sitting in the Oval Office is mentally ill, ignores our Constitution, and is impossible to control by anything other than a military coup. I am one of the 65M people who did not vote for him and I apologize for the (yet another) impeachable act he committed against your country and your countryman.
  • Dorian Eldritch
    signed 2020-01-06 23:20:26 -0500
    I know that after the recent assassination of your general, the grief and pain and anger will be terrible. My heart and prayers go out to you at this time. I’ve been praying for God to avert war and bring peace and friendship to our peoples.

    Please know that many people in America are praying for you and for this conflict to end before any more death and suffering occur.
  • Ryan Reynolds
    signed 2020-01-06 21:59:13 -0500
    Ryan Reynolds

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