Iran allocates $15 million for anti-US budget

Iran on Monday allocated 125 billion rials (about US$15 million) to "probe and defuse" American conspiracies and interventions in the country, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported. The money, allocated while the legislature was discussing the annual budget, can also be used to file lawsuits against foreign legal bodies if necessary, the IRNA report said. The bill requires final approval by the Guardian Council, a constitutional watchdog, before it is adopted as law.