Government Eases Rules on Writers in Sanctioned Nations

The NYTimes Reports the Treasury Department, under fire for regulations that restricted the publication of works from countries under American economic sanctions, issued broad new rules yesterday that will allow United States publishers to work with authors from those countries as long as they are not government representatives.

Stuart Levey, under secretary for the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the Treasury Department, said in a statement that the old regulations were “interpreted by some as discouraging the publication of dissident speech from within these oppressive regimes.”