Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Bush wants extra $75 mln to spur Iran democracy - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush will ask Congress to authorize an extra $75 million in funds to help the United States spur democracy in Iran, a senior State Department official said on Wednesday.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will ask later Wednesday at a congressional hearing for the money in a supplemental budget request for fiscal year 2006, said the official, who asked not to be named because the announcement was not yet formal. The 2006 budget already has $10 million for such funds, he added.


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