Huawei hides its commercial operations in Iran for fear of sanctions
Huawei hides its commercial operations in Iran for fear of sanctions

According to Huawei's internal documents, in 2013, after Reuters (Skycom) reported a deep relationship between the chief financial officer of the Chinese telecom giant, Huawei, China, began trying to hide its relationship with Skycom to sell banned Iranian computer equipment to Iran. . Newly acquired, including notes, letters, and contractual agreements.

Huawei Skycom has long been described as an independent local business partner in Iran. However, the documents received by Reuters show how Chinese technology giant Skikom and the documents reviewed by Reuters control part of a series of commercial files. Applies to Huawei and Skycom.

One document explained how Huawei tried to separate from (Skycom) in early 2013 due to concerns about trade sanctions against Tehran. To this end, Huawei has taken a number of measures, including replacing the Skycom director, closing the Skycom office in Tehran, and setting up another company in Iran to take over (Skycom) contracts worth tens of millions of dollars.

The US indictment alleges that the CFO of Huawei and Ming Wanzhou, the daughter of the company’s founder Meng Wanzhou, participated in a fraudulent attempt to obtain US goods and technology (Skycom) banned from Iran and defrauded a large Iranian bank. Money transfer.

The indictment also claims (Skycom) is an unofficial subsidiary of Huawei and not a local partner. Meng denied lawsuits, including bank fraud, electronic fraud and other charges.

According to Reuters, the new document was written in English, Chinese and Persian, which conflicts with Huawei's claim that (Skycom) is only a business partner. He provided behind-the-scenes footage of that, happened seven years ago with two companies in Iran and the intertwining between the two companies.

Reuters reported in March that Huawei's internal records date back to 2010, noting that it was directly involved in delivering banned US computing devices to Iran, and Huawei refused to do so because of the legal measures in the report to comment on the chapters.

Recent documents indicate that Huawei's efforts to hide its relationship with Skycom started after Reuters announced in December 2012 that Skycom had offered to sell at least $ 1.3 million in computer equipment (HP) at the end of 2010 that it was banned from becoming the largest mobile operator Iranian.

In a separate report released in January 2013, Reuters described the financial relationships of the Chinese company and others with Skycom, including the fact that Meng Wanzhou served on the board of Skycom from February 2008 to April 2009.

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