SpaceX founder Elon Musk during a T-Mobile and SpaceX joint event on August 25, 2022 in Boca Chica Beach, Texas.

If U.S. sanctions against Iran can be nixed, Starlink will try to provide internet service to Iranians. A person who said they were in Iran on Monday asked Musk if Starlink would ever be available in the country.

Musk said that Starlink would ask for an exemption to Iranian sanctions.

The US sanctions against Iran are some of the toughest in the world and often limit the ability of everyday people to receive basic medical supplies and medicines, sometimes not because those medicines are specifically mentioned in American sanctions legislation, but because businesses and banks are afraid to do business in Iran.

Despite his need to maintain a security clearance with the Pentagon, Musk is still willing to do business with Iran. The U.S. Department of Defense had an issue with Musk using drugs.