“The United States will actively confront the aggressive policies of the Iranian regime. At the same time, we will work to support the aspirations of the Iranian people for freedom and democracy in their country,” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a congressional budget hearing.
Rice, who said the funds would be used to broadcast U.S. radio and television programs into Iran and help pay for Iranians to study in America, requested the money in a supplemental budget request for fiscal year 2006.
Congress has already approved $10 million for such programs for the year, which begins on October 1.
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