Following the Biden administration's relaxation of sanctions, Musk activates Starlink satellite internet in Iran.
Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, declared on Friday that the company's Starlink satellite internet service will be activated in Iran
following the easing of sanctions to give the Iranian people more access to the internet.
The Iranian government has disabled internet access for the majority of the nation as nationwide protests continue, according to a policy change made public earlier on Friday by the Treasury Department.
Following the Treasury's statement that it would welcome applications to encourage internet freedom in Iran, Musk earlier stated on Monday that he intended to obtain authorization for Starlink to operate there.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated in a tweet that "we took action today to improve Internet freedom and the free flow of information for the Iranian people,
issuing a General License to enable them broader access to digital communications to oppose the Iranian government's restrictions."
According to the Associated Press, SpaceX, owned by Elon Musk, has operated Starlink as a division since 2019. For internet connectivity, it manages thousands of satellites across the globe.