Huawei 'disappointed' by charges made in indictments
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said on Tuesday it is disappointed to learn of the charges brought against the Chinese company and denied that it or its subsidiary or affiliate have committed any of the asserted violations of US law set forth in each of the indictments.
The comments came after the US announced criminal charges against Huawei, the world's largest communications equipment manufacturer, and one of its top executives.
Huawei said in a statement that after the detain of Meng Wanzhou, the company's CFO, in Canada, Huawei "sought an opportunity to discuss the Eastern District of New York investigation with the Justice Department, but the request was rejected without explanation."
Meng was detained in Vancouver at the request of the US on Dec 1 over alleged violations of US sanctions on Iran.
The charges in the Western District of Washington were already the subject of a civil suit that was settled by the parties after a Seattle jury found neither damages nor willful and malicious conduct on the trade secret claim, Huawei added.
"The company denies that it or its subsidiary or affiliate have committed any of the asserted violations of US law set forth in each of the indictments, is not aware of any wrongdoing by Meng, and believes the US courts will ultimately reach the same conclusion, "Huawei said.