Huawei: Documents reveal illegal sale of $ 10 million worth of equipment to Iran

A new set of internal Huawei documents could further heighten the tense atmosphere between the manufacturer and the Donald Trump government. The commercial records show that, in 2010, Huawei illegally sold more than 10 million dollars in electronic equipment and computer products to the Iro to the Iro, violating the sanctions imposed by the United States.

Business records show that Huawei has made HP servers and equipment available to one of the largest Iranian telecom operators. At issue is also the sale of software from companies like Microsoft and Symantec. To try not to arouse suspicion, the products will have been supplied by Panda International Information Technology Co., a Chinese state-controlled company with strong Huawei connections.

A spokesman for Huawei said that the company is currently unable to comment on the situation due to current lawsuits. However, the manufacturer underlines its commitment to all laws and regulations in the countries in which it operates, including the sanctions imposed, for example, by the United States.

The documents obtained by Reuters reinforce the most recent accusations made by the United States. In the lawsuit filed by the US Department of Justice, Huawei accused of stealing trade secrets, such as source code and robotics technology, from six US companies. The accusations also include assistance to the Iran government in internal surveillance systems and business with North Korea.

In all, Huawei and its CFO now face 16 charges of conspiracy and extortion, noting that the Chinese company had a rewards program for its employees that obtained confidential information from its competitors.

The charges also include four official Huawei subsidiaries and others referred to as unofficial, as well as the company's CFO, Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei. On this list are Huawei Device Co. Ltd. (Huawei Device), Huawei Device USA Inc. (Huawei USA), Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Futurewei) and Skycom Tech Co. Ltd. (Skycom). The practices allegedly extend to more than a decade.

The saga between Huawei and the United States has already spilled a lot of ink and, it seems, is far from over. The company has been on the black list of the Donald Trump Government since May 2019, although suspicions regarding its performance have existed since 2011. Since then, postponements to an effective blockade have been made, with the last moratorium ending on February 18. .

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