Elon Musk''s satellite internet service Starlink should be granted approval for operating in heavily sanctioned Iran, according to a bipartisan group.
According to Musk, lawmakers wrote in a letter to Yellen that SpaceX will seek a license to provide its satellite-based Starlink internet service to Iran. If a license request is submitted, we urge you to approve it immediately. In a letter, Musk called for the exemption.
Representatives Claudia Tenney, a New York Republican, and Tom Malinowski, a New Jersey Democrat, wrote a letter signed by a number of other lawmakers. They also asked the Treasury to clarify its policies for promoting communications access in countries sanctioned, and the Department to issue any necessary comfort letters to individuals who may seek to provide communications services under previously issued general licenses.
Tenney said in a statement that Congress is requesting that the Treasury Department do everything it can to assist Iranian people keep an eye on the internet. We must cut through any bureaucratic bureaucracy and do this.
Demonstrations in Iran began last Friday after the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old young lady, who was taken into a coma after Tehran''s so-called morality authorities arrested her for allegedly violating Islamic dress codes. In many cities and cities, protests have been held in various capacities, including the capital Tehran, Shiraz, Tabriz, Kerman, Kish Island, Yazd, Neyshapur, Esfahan, and Mashhad.
As the tensions worsen, Iran''s death toll rises to 17.
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Iranians are taking to the street in order to justice for Mahsa, according to Malinowski. We must do our best to ensure that Iranians remain connected to the outside world.
In a statement, Rep. Michael McCaul, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said that the US must do everything we can to assist the brave Iranians protesting injustice.
Companies, according to Daniel Tannebaum, are sometimes wary of being subjected to US sanctions even if the service they provide is expressly authorized by the Treasury. This is especially true in some states like Iran.
Tannebaum said in a conversation that risk appetite in the space is changing the business landscape. You must trust that you have the right controls in place to stay on the right side of the exemption.
The Treasury has begun advertising for a chief sanctions economist, who, according to officials, would assist with reducing these kinds of concerns.
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