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Office of the Spokesman
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April 10, 2003
Question Taken at April 10, 2003 Daily Press Briefing

Funding for the Iraqi National Congress

Question: Is the funding for the Iraqi National Congress still going forward in regular allotments or has some of the money been held up?

Answer: We are working with the Iraqi National Congress at this time regarding the transition of their operations from London to Iraq. We plan to re-direct approximately $3.1 million in funds already committed to current Iraqi National Congress programs to support activities of the leadership of the Iraqi opposition in Iraq. Such activities include radio and TV broadcasting at a time when it is critically important that Iraqis opposed to Saddam's regime take control of Iraq's airwaves.

The Department of State also plans to allocate additional funds to the INC and other organizations to support activities of the Iraqi opposition leadership in Iraq. We are consulting with representatives of the INC and the leadership committee regarding activities and amounts. Subject to congressional notification, we hope to have these additional funds available quickly.

The Iraqi National Congress continues to play a productive and useful role in our efforts to topple Saddam's regime, and we will continue to work closely with them to meet those objectives.

Released on April 10, 2003

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