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Huawei partner tried to sell U.S. tech to Iran

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 28 Oct 2012 17:57 User comments (1)

Huawei partner tried to sell U.S. tech to Iran Huawei partner offered U.S. tech to Iranian firm.
Reuters reported the story after analyzing documents surrounding Huawei - a Chinese firm that came under the suspicion of U.S. lawmakers for possible ties to Beijing.

A Tehran based firm, called Soda Gostar Persian Vista, is the supplier of Huawei equipment to Iranian firms. The report says that it tried to sell 6 cellular tower antennas made by Andrew LLC - a U.S. company - to MTN Irancell, a cellular service provider in Iran.

Sanctions imposed on Iran by the U.S. government forbid the sale of tech equipment to firms and government agencies in Iran.

When MTN Irancell realized that the equipment was subject to embargo, it cancelled the order.

Huawei has said that it complies with U.S. laws and also requires that its partners do so, though this claim has come under scrutiny from the U.S. House Intelligence Committee. MTN Irancell's parent, the MTN Group in South Africa, said that it was a mistake, and that Huawei, "through its local partner Soda Gostar, mistakenly provided details of U.S.-manufactured antennas," and that the cellular provider was seeking antennas made in Germany.

"We did not participate in the delivery of this project because Huawei has been and continues to be in strict compliance with all relevant international and local laws and regulations," a Huawei spokesman told Reuters.

Earlier in the year, Reuters also exposed ZTE Corp., another Chinese firm, for selling or agreeing to sell millions of dollars worth of U.S. equipment to Iran, sparking an investigation by the Department of Justice.

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1 user comment

129.10.2012 6:29

I really am surprised at how obvious this is in relation to what the US Govt is planning to do because the Wars that they have ongoing. It seems Uncle Sam wants a piece of the Pie and does not want anything of thr US companies to go offshore.
To be honest I am not surprised yes i know bit of a contrdiction from how i started my statement.


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