Iran mulls budget for US human rights violations

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Iran's parliament Sunday decided to debate a bill of allocating budget to disclose US human rights violations, the local ISNA news agency reported.

The lawmakers will discuss a bill of earmarking $20 million "to confront unjust monopolization of information technology by the United States and other Western countries, and to disclose various examples of human rights violations in the United States," the report said.

If the bill is approved, a team including officials from Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Telecommunication and from Islamic Culture and Relations Organization will decide the spending of the budget, according to the report.

"The Americans passed several bills to assist the oppositions of the Islamic Republic. The latest one was a $55-million bill allocated (to Iranian oppositions) by US Senate," Alaeddin Boroujerdi, a senior Iranian lawmaker, was quoted as saying.

The bill is believed to be Iran's reaction to the US and US-backed criticism of Iran's crackdown on protesters following the June 12 presidential election.

(Xinhua News Agency August 24, 2009)

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