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U.S. Congress Gives Millions to Saddam's Opposition Groups
by ZNAF: London
Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 07:21 pm CST


LONDON, England (ZNAF) - The Iraqi National Congress, the largest anti-Saddam organization outside of Iraq, last week received 5 million dollars from the U.S. government to continue its fight against the Baathist government in Baghdad. The bill was signed into law by President Clinton. It also gives an additional amount of $5 million to establish a "Radio Free Iraq".

Dr. Ahmad Chalabi, President of the INC Executive Council, said "We welcome this strong show of support and we look forward to working with the US Congress and the Clinton Administration in our effort to remove saddam's regime and establish democracy in Iraq."

According to the law passed in the Congress, the funds will be spent on training, organizing and promotion of the unity of the Iraqi opposition groups. The funds will also be used to indict Saddam and his associates for the acts of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity and war. The law requires the Clinton Administration to outline its plans in working with the Iraqi opposition groups in the next 30 days.



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