Canada arrests Huawei global CFO in Vancouver


The United States is working to extradite Meng Wanzhou from Canada, according to a Canadian official, for alleged violations of Iranian sanctions, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Wanzhou Meng, who also goes by Sabrina Meng, was arrested in Vancouver on Saturday, Dec. 1, Department of Justice Canada spokesperson Ian McLeod told Global News. "The ban was sought by Ms. Meng", McLeod said. face unspecified charges in the Eastern District of NY, when she was transferring flights in Canada.

United States authorities have been probing Huawei since at least 2016 for allegedly shopping US-origin products to Iran and other countries in violation of U.S. export and sanctions laws, sources told Reuters in April. No other details were available.

"The company believes the Canadian and US legal systems will ultimately reach a just conclusion".

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this year that US authorities are investigating whether Chinese tech giant Huawei violated sanctions on Iran. She is reportedly sought by the U.S. for breaking trade embargo with Iran.

USA media have reported that the U.S. is investigating Huawei for potential violations of United States sanctions against Iran.

"Wanzhou Meng was arrested in Vancouver on December 1st". If Meng has been arrested for violating these restrictions, then this would mark the start of another significant technology export regulation case for the US.

Canadian law enforcers have arrested a top executive at Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei, heeding a request from the US. "The company believes the Canadian and USA legal systems will ultimately reach a just conclusion".

The US later replaced the ban with a fine and governance changes. Most recently, the U.K.'s BT said it plans to remove Huawei equipment from its core network.

In July, Huawei wrote to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) arguing that the nation should not miss out on its market-leading technology, and pointed out that its exclusion would drive up consumer costs for mobile services. And perhaps more importantly, US officials have urged other countries to ban telecom companies from purchasing Huawei equipment.

Although Huawei sought to distance itself from Skycom, investigative journalists found close connections between the two companies.