Thursday, January 10, 2019

Exclusive: New documents link Huawei to suspected front companies in Iran, Syria

But corporate filings and other documents found by Reuters in Iran and Syria
show that Huawei, the world's largest supplier of telecommunications network
equipment, is more closely linked to both firms than previously known.

The documents reveal that a high-level Huawei executive appears to have been
appointed Skycom's Iran manager. They also show that at least three
Chinese-named individuals had signing rights for both Huawei and Skycom bank
accounts in Iran. Reuters also discovered that a Middle Eastern lawyer said
Huawei conducted operations in Syria through Canicula.

The previously unreported ties between Huawei and the two companies could
bear on the U.S. case against Meng, who is the daughter of Huawei founder
Ren Zhengfei, by further undermining Huawei's claims that Skycom was merely
an arms-length business partner.

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