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Group that helped sell Iran nuke deal also funded media

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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.

It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets.

The Ploughshares Fund says its mission is to "build a safe, secure world by developing and investing in initiatives to reduce and ultimately eliminate the world's nuclear stockpiles."

But its behind-the-scenes role advocating for the Iran agreement got attention this month after a candid profile of one of President Barack Obama's top foreign policy aides was published.

Ploughshares funds advocacy groups and nuclear experts. Its recently released annual report and other publications on its website reveal that it gives money to media organizations like NPR.

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