Canada reportedly arrests Huawei's CFO, plans to extradite her to the US

Canada reportedly arrests Huawei's CFO, plans to extradite her to the US

Canada reportedly arrests Huawei's CFO, plans to extradite her to the US

He said Meng is sought for extradition by the U.S.

Wanzhou Meng has reportedly been arrested by Chinese authorities on suspicion of violating the US's trade sanctions on Iran.

"The Chinese side has lodged stern representations with the U.S. and Canadian side, and urged them to immediately correct the wrongdoing and restore the personal freedom of Ms Meng Wanzhou".

"Americans are grateful that our Canadian partners have arrested the Chief Financial Officer of a giant Chinese telecom company for breaking USA sanctions against Iran, " he said.

A spokesperson from the federal Justice Department said the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies was arrested.

He said Meng faces extradition to the US, and that a bail hearing has been set for Friday.

McLeod says further details can not be provided on the case because a publication ban is in effect at Meng's request.

He declined to say more about the case, citing a publication ban requested by Ms Meng and ordered by the courts. HP said it prohibits the sale of its products to Iran.

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

Australia barred Huawei from providing 5G technology for its wireless networks over the summer and New Zealand followed suit in November.

Spark also uses network access equipment from Huawei in cellphone towers - but not in its core mobile network - and Spark spokesman Andrew Pirie said that meant BT's decision had no direct implications for it.

Meng is a prominent member of Chinese society as deputy chairman of the board and the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei. Mark Warner conveyed "grave concerns" over the possibility that the Chinese government might be using Huawei equipment to spy on and interfere with foreign governments.

News of Meng's arrest comes in the wake of reports in April of 2018 that USA prosecutors based in NY were investigating the possible violation of US sanctions against selling US -origin products to Iran.

Skycom was described by Huawei as one of its "major local partners", although the Chinese company said neither it nor Skycom ultimately provided the HP equipment.

Huawei said that it has not been informed as to the nature of the arrest. "Huawei has direct ties to the Chinese government and Communist Party, has long posed a serious risk to U.S. national security, and I continue to strongly urge Canada to reconsider Huawei's inclusion in any aspect of its 5G development, introduction, and maintenance".

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