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Another Partner of Chinese Company Accused of Transferring U.S. Technology to Iran

Huawei in the spotlight

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Documents offering to supply embargoed technology to Iran have been unearthed by Reuters, showing Huawei partner Skycom Tech Co Ltd bidding to provide HP servers to an Iranian mobile network—in breach of sanctions.

The bid, seen by Reuters, was submitted in 2010 by Skycom to Mobile Telecommunication Co of Iran (MCI) and comprises €20m worth of comms gear—including €1.3m of HP kit which cannot be imported into Iran because of US sanctions. Skycom is a partner of Huawei, and the bid apparently includes 13 pages marked "Huawei Confidential", prompting the accusation that Huawei is directly involved.