Posted on Monday, 03.08.10
Treasury allows Internet exports to Iran, others
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department is allowing the export of Internet
communications services such as instant messaging, e-mail and Web
browsing to Iran, Sudan and Cuba to help people in those countries
Deputy U.S. Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin said Monday that the change to
existing trade sanctions Monday is intended to help people, "exercise
their most basic rights."
Protesters in Iran have used online tools, such as instant messaging and
Twitter, to pass information about actions against the governing regime.
The department has allowed the export of services to all three
countries, while allowing the export of communications software only to
Iran and Sudan. The Treasury says the export of software to Cuba is
governed by the Commerce Department.
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