Skip to comments.US eases Cuba, Iran, Sudan sanctions to allow freer web
Posted on 03/08/2010 3:22:05 PM PST by Nachum
The US treasury department has eased sanctions on Iran, Cuba and Sudan to help further the use of web services and support opposition groups.
US technology firms will now be allowed to export online services such as instant messaging and social networks.
Companies had not offered such services for fear of violating sanctions.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...
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Profiting From Iran, and the U.S. (published on March 6, 2010)
This is fantastic news! One of President Bush’s greatest failures, even after he made public speeches supporting dissidents, he actively refused to change this policy, even as his Pioneer level contributors personally explained the need to change the policy so they could export VOIP/IM software to Iran.
At the same time the Bush administration and German and Finnish authorities OK’ed the export of network switches now used to shutdown all net traffic inside Iran. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124562668777335653.html and http://www.gadgetell.com/tech/comment/iran-created-their-web-spying-monster-with-assistance-from-western-tech/ for starters.
Siemens Nokia Cisco Nortel McAfee
Don’t know if you’ve read/seen the article linked in post #3. It lists some 49 U.S. and non-U.S. Companies doing business in and with Iran, $$/revenue involved, and their current status. (Nokia-Siemens included)
“The US treasury department has eased sanctions on Iran...”
Not a surprise. Whipping them with a wet noodle didn’t work so they throw up their hands and give up. After all, what’s a couple of nukes in the hands of a psycho Jew-hater. /sarc