Chinese telecom firm ZTE probed for alleged sale of U.S. surveillance equipment to Iran

Federal investigators are probing a major Chinese telecom firm and its U.S. subsidiary for allegedly selling banned U.S. surveillance equipment to Iran, according to a newly disclosed document.The investigations into ZTE and its Texas subsidiary, ZTE U.S.A., by the FBI and Commerce Department reflect two major U.S. policy concerns — blunting Iran’s appetite for advanced technology that could be used in warfare and understanding the activities of Chinese companies in the United States.To continue reading this Washington Post report, go to:
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Also see:FBI ‘probes’ ZTE trade deals with Iran
The FBI is investigating Chinese telecoms equipment-maker ZTE over allegations it sold banned US computer gear to Iran, according to a report.An investigation by Reuters in March alleged that ZTE had provided products made by the likes of Microsoft and HP.In documents obtained by the Smoking Gun website, a ZTE lawyer said company officials also discussed shredding material relating to the alleged deals.
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