The daughter of the founder of Huawei was arrested in Canada for "violating" the American sanctions against Iran – Dar al-Hayat

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BEIJING (Reuters) – Ottawa and Washington failed to explain why Canada, the daughter of the founder of Chinese technology giant Huawei, was arrested, according to reports that the United States suspects it has violated US sanctions against Iran. .

The Chinese embassy in Ottawa confirmed that Meng Wenzhu, Huawei's financial director, daughter of founder Rensheng, "did not violate any law" and asked Canada to "correct this mistake immediately and return to Meng on the move".

Huawei said it "received very little information on the allegations and was not aware of any damage caused by Meng". He said the United States had requested the extradition of Meng, which was to face "unspecified charges" in New York. "The company complies with all laws and regulations, including in the field of export controls and sanctions adopted by the United Nations, the United States and the European Union," he said.

A spokesperson for the Justice Department of Canada announced the arrest of Meng in Vancouver earlier this month, noting that "the United States requested a receipt."

The Wall Street Journal reported in April that the US judiciary had opened an investigation to determine if Meng had violated Washington's sanctions in Tehran. Reuters reported that US authorities have been investigating the company since 2016 on charges of shipping products of US origin to Iran and other countries, in violation of US export laws and sanctions.

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