Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou arrested in Canada as United States seeks her extradition

Huawei's chief financial officer arrested in Canada

Canadian publication The Globe and Mail reported that Meng Wanzhou, the global chief financial officer at the Chinese telco, faces extradition to the US.

A top executive with a major Chinese tech company has been arrested in Vancouver and is being sought for extradition to the United States.

Mcleod refused to elaborate on the charges that Meng might face in the United States citing a publication ban, requested by Meng herself. "The company has been provided very little information regarding the charges and is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng", he said.

USA authorities have been probing Huawei, one of the world's largest makers of telecommunications network equipment, since at least 2016 on allegations that it shipped US -derived tech products to Iran and other countries in violation of US export and sanctions laws, sources told Reuters in April.

Meng, the 46-year-old daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, has previously been suspected of involvement in Huawei's alleged ties to Iran.

Canadian authorities for their part are not providing any details beyond the arrest, and various US news organizations have been unable to get a comment from US Department of Justice officials.

Reuters reported in 2013 that Ms. Meng served on the board of a Hong Kong-based Skycom Tech Co.

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The report states that Meng is accused of violating the current US trade embargo against Iran. Meng...to face unspecified charges in the Eastern District of NY, when she was transferring flights in Canada.

Meng's arrest comes as Ottawa and Beijing have been engaged in exploratory talks on a free trade agreement for the past two years, which would be the first deal of its kind between China and a western country.

Reuters quoted Huawei, the world's largest maker of telecommunications network equipment and the number three smartphone supplier, as saying that it complies with all applicable laws and regulations where it operates.

Huawei's relationship with the USA just took a turn for the worse. "Americans are grateful that our Canadian partners have arrested the Chief Financial Officer of a giant Chinese telecom company for breaking US sanctions against Iran".

In a brief announcement released today, Canada's Department of Justice has announced that it has arrested the Chief Financial Officer of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou.

For the same reason, Australia's government blocked China's telecom giant Huawei from its 5G mobile network last summer.

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