Temporary export permits for Iranian aid
The White House authorized the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control to issue temporary licenses to aid groups operating in Iran.
These licenses will allow for the export of transportation, communications and personal computer equipment. The new procedures do not cover humanitarian relief, such as food, certain medicines, clothing and tents, which do not require a license.
The U.S. government has been a major contributor of aid to Iran in the wake of the severe earthquake in Bam.