US increases Iran's access to internet services

Iran has been rocked by a week of bloody demonstrations following the death of a woman arrested for improperly wearing the Islamic headscarf . Iran has been rocked by a week of bloody demonstrations following the death of the 22-year-old Kurdish woman .

WASHINGTON (Washington) – Washington declared on Friday that it would lift export restrictions on Iran to expand access to internet services, which have been curbed by the government in a crackdown on demonstrators.Tehran took to cutting off the internet in the aftermath of a woman's death in the country's morality police custody, according to the US Treasury, in an attempt to discourage the world from seeing Tehran's violent crackdown on peaceful demonstrators.According to a statement issued by Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo, the new initiative will allow technology firms to extend the range of internet services available to Iranians.The US is doubling its support for the free exchange of information among Iranians as courageous Iranians take to the streets to protest Mahsa Amini's death, he said.

After being detained by the morality police, the 22-year-old Kurdish woman spent three days in a coma.To enable the Iranian people to have fact-based information, the US Treasury announced that it would take steps to allow access to programs such as anti-virus and malware programs as well as video conference services.With these advancements, the Iranian people will be better able to confront the government's attempts to surveil and censor them, according to Adeyemo.Elon Musk, a billionaire, said recently that he would lobby the Treasury for an export license to allow his Starlink satellite internet company to provide services to Iran, but that his proposal on Friday focuses on software rather than hardware.