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US Probing Huawei for Possible Iran Sanctions Violations

US Probing Huawei for Possible Iran Sanctions ViolationsUS Probing Huawei for Possible Iran Sanctions Violations

US prosecutors in New York have been investigating whether Chinese tech company Huawei violated US sanctions in relation to Iran, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Since at least 2016, US authorities have been probing Huawei’s alleged shipping of US-origin products to Iran and other countries in violation of US export and sanctions laws, two sources said.
News of the Justice Department probe follows a series of US actions aimed at stopping or reducing access by Huawei and Chinese smartphone maker ZTE Corp to the US economy amid allegations the companies could be using their technology to spy on Americans, Reuters reported.
The Justice Department probe is being run out of the US attorney’s office in Brooklyn, the sources said. John Marzulli, a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office, would neither confirm nor deny the investigation. The probe was first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.
Huawei, the world’s largest maker of telecommunications network equipment and the No. 3 smartphone supplier, said it complies with “all applicable laws and regulations where it operates, including the applicable export control and sanction laws and regulations of the UN, US and EU.”
The probe of Huawei is similar to one that China’s ZTE Corp says is now threatening its survival. The United States last week banned American firms from selling parts and software to ZTE for seven years.


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