Iran Freedom and Support Act

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Iran Freedom and Support Act
Great Seal of the United States
Long title An Act to hold the current regime in Iran accountable for its threatening behavior and to support a transition to democracy in Iran.
Enacted by the 109th United States Congress
Effective September 30, 2006
Public law 109-293
Statutes at Large 120 Stat. 1344
Legislative history

The Iran Freedom Support Act (Pub.L. 109–293, 120 Stat. 1344, H.R. 6198, enacted September 30, 2006) is an Act of Congress that appropriated $10 million and directed the President of the United States to spend that money in support of pro-democracy groups opposed to the Iranian government.[1] Opponents claimed the bill was a first step towards a US-led invasion of the country.[2][3]

In response to the passage of the bill, President George W. Bush lauded the Congress "for demonstrating its bipartisan commitment to confronting the Iranian regime's repressive and destabilizing activities." [4]


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