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Biden administration relaxes internet sanctions on Iran
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Biden administration relaxes internet sanctions on Iran

US relaxes internet, social media restrictions on Iran. Decision in response to Iranian officials blocking internet access.

Where: Iran

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The Biden administration has issued a license to relax sanctions on internet services in Iran, claiming that the move aims to “support the free flow of information” for Iranians amid widespread anti-government protests.
On Friday, The US Treasury Department said that the decision comes in response to the Iranian authorities choking off internet access in the country to disrupt demonstrations.
Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo stated, “With these changes, we are helping the Iranian people be better equipped to counter the government’s efforts to surveil and censor them.”
The ongoing unrest in Iran was sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini (22) following her arrest in the capital, Tehran, for “unsuitable attire” last week.
US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, stated, “We are going to help make sure the Iranian people are not kept isolated and in the dark.”

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