Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Congress Slashes and Reallocates Funding for Iran Pro Democracy Efforts

House Appropriations Committee of the US Congress: Press Release
Promotion of Democracy in IranThe committee did not fund the $75 million requested by the Administration for the promotion of democracy in Iran because it was poorly justified. Instead, $56 million was provided through proven, existing programs that will have an immediate, positive impact on the fostering of democratic ideals in Iran.
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