Treasury Department Helps Expand Internet Access to Iranians Amid Violent Government Crackdown

Violent clashes between police and protesters continued on Friday, with state television suggesting on Thursday that the death toll in the unrest could reach 26 people.

The Treasury Department announced on Friday that it is issuing Iran’s General License D-2 – an updated license that will extend internet services to Iranians “by aligning US sanctions guidelines with changes in modern technology since its issuance. initial”.

The new guidelines will provide more options for secure Internet platforms and services. The new license addresses a range of internet freedom issues, such as adding covered categories of software and services, including social media platforms and video conferencing, as well as providing additional authorization for tools communications “to help ordinary Iranians resist repressive internet censorship”.

“With these changes, we are helping the people of Iran be better equipped to counter government efforts to monitor and censor them,” Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo said in the press release.


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