White House official Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of SpaceX and Tesla, is said to have discussed providing internet connectivity via satellite in Iran.
SpaceX and Tesla founder and billionaire Elon Musk said on December 26 that there are “nearly 100” Starlink internet service satellites in operation over Iran, according to the Russian Satellite News Agency. .
In October, White House officials and billionaire Musk reportedly discussed providing internet connectivity via satellite in Iran as a way to support antigovernment activities there.
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Protests erupted in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini in September.
Tehran has accused the United States and the West of being behind the unrest in Iran.