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Anti-Iran advocacy group FDD registers to lobby

The hawkish Foundation for Defense of Democracies, an influential Washington think tank, has registered to lobby US lawmakers.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo leaves the FDD National Security Summit in Washington, U.S., October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas - RC1B22933190

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies, the hawkish Washington think tank that advocates for a hard line on Iran, formally registered to lobby US policymakers today.

FDD Action, a nonprofit that the think tank’s executives set up in late 2018, registered under the domestic Lobbying Disclosure Act, describing itself as a group engaged in “issue advocacy on US national security and foreign policy.” Tyler Stapleton, FDD’s deputy director of congressional relations, is the sole registered lobbyist on the account, which is effective Oct. 1.

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