President Barack Obama has ordered sanctions and visa bans for companies and individuals providing technological know-how, computers or other equipment to help Iran and Syria oppress their people.
President Obama said in an executive order that the two nations had committed serious human rights abuses through network disruption and by using tracking technology and by perpetrating the “malign use of technology.”
The move blocks the property and interests of people that have participated in such trade and suspends their right of entry into the United States.
It targets those who have sold, leased or otherwise provided goods, services or technology to Iran or Syria likely to be used to help disrupt, monitor or track individuals through computer of Internet networks.
Mr Obama unveiled the measure in a speech at the US Holocaust Museum in Washington as part of a wider effort to halt atrocities and genocide by regimes using technology, by tracking social media and using the Internet.
The order freezes US assets linked to people found to have aided satellite, computer and phone network monitoring in Syria, where more than 9,000 people have been killed in more than a year in turmoil, as well as Iran, where Washington believes authorities are clamping down on opposition groups.
May 18, 2018 Comments Off on IRAN-BACKED HOUTHIS ARE TORTURING PEOPLE TO DEATH, SAYS FORMER DETAINEE
May 10, 2018 Comments Off on Trump Bets Sanctions Will Force Iran to Bargain. There’s No Plan B.
May 06, 2018 Comments Off on Ali Soltani: Fight for democracy continues in Iran
Apr 30, 2018 Comments Off on Report: Iran destroys mass graves of those executed in 1988
May 10, 2018 Comments Off on Trump Bets Sanctions Will Force Iran to Bargain. There’s No Plan B.Trump Bets Sanctions Will Force Iran to Bargain. There’s No Plan B. President Trump said on Wednesday that he expects Iran to continue to comply with the terms of the 2015 deal that limits Tehran’s nuclear...
May 06, 2018 Comments Off on Ali Soltani: Fight for democracy continues in IranAli Soltani: Fight for democracy continues in Iran Spring marks the start of a new year in Iran. The holiday of Nowruz translates as “new day,” a symbol of hope for Iranians everywhere.Clinging to hope over...
Jul 14, 2016 Comments Off on Corps’ one hundred thousand of triggered missiles in Lebanon:An official Israel-threatening by CorpsIran Briefing: Since August 7, 1979, when Ayatollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of Ramadhan as “Quds Day”, the Islamic Republic has always tried to hold an imposing ceremony by using state resources as well as requiring people’s involvement. This year’s Quds march had fundamental...