Microsoft-owned GitHub, a US-based IT service management company, announced that it is ready to operate all of its services in Iran. The company was sanctioned by the USA to restrict Iranian developers. However, the US sanctions are now lifted by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), US Treasury’s sanction enforcement armed and hence, the company is allowed to operate in Iran.
Moreover, the CEO of GitHub, Nat Friedman, wrote in a blog post that the UD government has issued a license to the company, and now they can offer GitHub to the Iranian developers. Since 2019, GitHub was provided very limited services in Iran because of the US trade restrictions. But, now that the company is free from sanctions, it will be providing the country with all of its services that include, for individuals and organizations, public and private, free and paid.
Along with Iran, the GitHub operations are restricted in Crimean and Syria, which, unlike Iran, have not received an exemption yet. According to Friedman, the company is making efforts to free Crimean and Syria from the sanctions as well.