SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced the launch of Starlink satellite Internet in Iran. This is how he reacted on Friday to the decision of the US authorities to expand the possibilities of delivering communication services to Iran.
“Activate Starlink”, Musk wrote on Twitter, commenting on the corresponding publication by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. Earlier, the head of SpaceX said that intends to ask the US authorities to make an exception to the sanctions to ensure the work in Iran Starlink.
Activating Starlink …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 23, 2022
Earlier Friday, the U.S. Treasury Department issued a general license expanding the ability of tech companies to provide communications services to Iran.”to support the free exchange of information and the access of the Iranian people to fact-based information“. At the same time, we recall that Russia, China and Belarus still do not appear in SpaceX’s plans to launch Starlink.