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May 21, 2016 9:23 am

Report: Foundation Backing Iran Deal Also Funded Major Media Outlets

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President Barack Obama. Photo: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

President Barack Obama. Photo: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group’s annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets.

The Ploughshares Fund’s mission is to “build a safe, secure world by developing and investing in initiatives to reduce and ultimately eliminate the world’s nuclear stockpiles,” one that dovetails with President Barack Obama’s arms control efforts. But its behind-the-scenes role advocating for the Iran agreement got more attention this month after a candid profile of Ben Rhodes, one of the president’s top foreign policy aides.

Read full story at the Associated Press.

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