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Tehran to take legal action against U.S. for funding Iran opposition?

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posted on Apr, 12 2005 @ 01:51 PM
The US has a long history of provding funding to 'democracy programs' in foreign countries in which opposition groups benefit from US funds provided by groups such as the NED but it seem that at least one country, Iran, may challenge the US legally for providing those funds.


TEHRAN (Agencies) -- Iran said on Monday it plans to take legal action against the United States government for funding the Islamic republic's opposition forces, AFP reported.

"The American government has been allocating funds for interference in Iran's domestic affairs for years," government spokesman Abdollah Ramezanzadeh told reporters.


Zarif said Iran "has the option" of complaining to a special court in the Netherlands. Under the Algiers agreement, the United States pledged "not to intervene directly or indirectly, politically or militarily, in Iran's internal affairs."

[edit on 12-4-2005 by AceOfBase]

posted on Apr, 12 2005 @ 01:59 PM
ooh touche... now what? Iran certainly has point, especially now that it's out in the open that we're going fund the change to democracy instead of doing it clandestinely. I bet if the UN trys to say anything to US, there will be more calls to get rid of the UN and kick them out of the US, even though we are breaking an agreement we signed.

posted on Apr, 12 2005 @ 08:38 PM
Does this mean that any aid for 'civil society' programs have to be stopped?

Will this set a precedent for administrations to close such programsin their countries?

Would this also allow them to determine on their own what happens with, say, UN funding that they receive?

Or will it all be based on this treaty?

Or will it just never happen....

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