The technological giant Huawei said today that the company complies "with all the applicable laws and regulations where it operates" and that its financial director Wanzhou Meng, arrested by the Canadian authorities to be extradited to the United States, has not committed any infraction.
"The company has received very little information regarding the charges and is not aware of any infringement by Ms. Meng, the company believes that the Canadian and US legal systems will eventually reach a just conclusion," he said in a statement. throught social media.
Meng was arrested in Vancouver on December 1 at the request of the United States for the alleged violation of sanctions imposed by Washington against Iran, announced today the Justice Ministry of Canada, although the details of the case are kept secret by court order .
A hearing will be held on Friday to determine whether the Huawei executive, who is the daughter of the company's founder, is released on bail while her extradition to the United States is decided.
"Huawei complies with all applicable laws and regulations where it operates, including the applicable laws and regulations for the control and sanctions of exports from the United Nations, the United States and the European Union," added the company, one of the telephone manufacturers strongest mobile in the world.
After the arrest was known, the Chinese Embassy in Canada issued a statement critical of the situation and demanded the immediate release of the 46-year-old senior management.
The embassy said in a statement that "we will closely follow the development of this issue and will take measures to resolutely protect the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens."
The statement also notes that China "strongly opposes and strongly protests this action that has seriously damaged the victim's human rights."
According to the Canadian newspaper "The Globe and Mail", the arrest and extradition of Meng, who holds the position of financial director since 2011 and is vice president of the board of directors, were requested by the US authorities for the alleged violation of economic sanctions. imposed by the United States against Iran.
During the last months, the United States and China have maintained an intense commercial war with the imposition of several waves of bidirectional tariffs and with accusations against companies, especially against the Chinese that operate in North American territory.
Thus, US authorities have warned that Huawei poses a threat to national security because of its alleged links with the Chinese government and its security services.
Washington has been refusing to buy servers produced by Huawei since 2011, and the Pentagon banned the sale of the Chinese manufacturer's phones in its bases last May.
US senators asked the Canadian government a few months ago to ban the use of equipment produced by Huawei in the country's telecommunications networks for fear that the Chinese executive will be able to use these equipment for espionage activities.