Report: State Dept Clears Digital Tech Exports to Iran to Monitor Nuclear Test Explosions

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The State Department informed Congress in January about a waiver that permits a Maryland-based firm to export wireless equipment, satellite dishes and broadband networks to Iran for use at stations that track nuclear explosions in the Middle Eastern country, Al-Monitor reported Thursday.

The waiver signed by John Sullivan, deputy secretary of State, seeks to support oversight of the 2015 nuclear agreement.

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization requested the digital technology platforms to support nuclear test monitoring operations at three Iran-based sites that work to transmit explosion data to Vienna, Austria, according to the report.

The White House needs to decide by May 12 whether to keep the U.S. in the nuclear deal with Iran, the report added.