Tue. Sep 26th, 2023
Tech Billionaire Elon Musk Receives Letter from Iranian Officials Complaining about Starlink Service

Tech billionaire Elon Musk has revealed that he received a letter from Iranian officials expressing their dissatisfaction with Starlink, a satellite Internet service provided by his company, SpaceX. This service has been helping Iranians to bypass the government’s limitations on Internet access.

During a live discussion with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California, on September 18, Musk discussed various topics, including the issue of antisemitism on social media and the Iranian threat. Netanyahu took the opportunity to address the topic of Iran, describing it as a “bad actor” that chants slogans such as “Death to Israel” and “Death to America.” He emphasized the importance of preventing Iran from having access to areas like Fremont or Dallas.

In response, Musk recalled the letter he had received from Iranian officials and jokingly remarked that he was surprised it did not include the phrases “Death to America and Israel.” However, Netanyahu advised Musk not to be deceived by the tone of the letter, highlighting the nature of regimes that rely on controlling the minds of their people.

It is worth noting that, in December, as Iranian authorities imposed stricter restrictions on internet access in an attempt to limit the flow of information concerning nationwide protests, Musk announced that SpaceX was reaching close to having 100 active Starlink satellites in Iran.

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