US increases Iran’s access to internet services: To increase access to internet services, which the government has restricted due to a crackdown on demonstrators, Washington said Friday that it was removing export restrictions on Iran.
After a lady died while in the care of the nation’s morality police, Tehran took action to shut down the internet in an effort, according to the US Treasury, “to stop the world from observing its deadly crackdown on peaceful demonstrators.”
The new policy would enable IT firms to “increase the variety of online services accessible to Iranians,” according to a statement from the deputy secretary of the Treasury, Wally Adeyemo.
He added that the United States is increasing its support for the free flow of information to the Iranian people as brave Iranians go to the streets to condemn Mahsa Amini’s passing.
Bloody demonstrations over Amini’s murder last week, who was detained for “improperly” donning the Islamic headscarf, have shaken Iran for a week.
The 22-year-old Kurdish lady taken into custody by the morality police and put into a coma for three days.
To facilitate “access to fact-based information for the Iranian people,” the US Treasury said it was taking steps to provide access to software, including anti-virus, malware solutions, and video conferencing services.
Adeyemo said that by making these adjustments, “we are assisting the Iranian people in better preparing themselves to combat the government’s attempts to spy and censor them.”
Elon Musk, a billionaire, recently said he would petition the Treasury to approve an export license allowing his Starlink satellite internet company to provide services to Iran. Still, Friday’s action focused on software rather than hardware.