The police’s violent clashes with protesters continued Friday, with State TV suggesting on Thursday that the dying toll from the unrest may very well be as excessive as 26 individuals.

The Treasury Division stated Friday it was issuing Iran Normal License D-2 — an up to date license that can broaden web providers to individuals in Iran “by bringing U.S. sanctions steerage according to the modifications in fashionable expertise since its preliminary issuance.”

The brand new steerage will provide extra choices of safe web platforms and providers. The brand new license addresses a spread of web freedom points, corresponding to including coated classes of software program and providers together with social media platforms and video conferencing, in addition to offering extra authorization for communication instruments “to help extraordinary Iranians in resisting repressive web censorship.”

“With these modifications, we’re serving to the Iranian individuals be higher outfitted to counter the federal government’s efforts to surveil and censor them,” Treasury Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo stated within the press launch.