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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The check's in the mail

TEHRAN, July 9 (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday it had yet to pay $50 million it had pledged to the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority and suggested the process for payment was still being discussed. The donation was announced in April to make up a shortfall left by an aid cut-off by the United States and the European Union and Israel's freezing of the transfer tax and customs receipts to the Hamas-controlled Palestinian government.
For all the Iranian bluster about how much they support the Palestinian Arabs, the reality seems to be somewhat different.