Reuters reporters have been covering Huawei’s business dealings in Iran for years, with reports about Huawei’s illegal sales of US-made equipment to an Iranian telecoms firm dating back to 2012. Some of these reports have been cited in the US case against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in Canada on Dec. 1 on allegations she knowingly misled banks about Huawei’s relationship with its Hong Kong-based “partner” Skycom, which Reuters exposed for facilitating sales to Iranian companies in violation of US sanctions.
And in its latest report on Huawei’s dealings in the Islamic Republic, Reuters examined corporate filings and other documents in Iran and Syria which proved that Huawei’s relationship with Skycom and another firm – Syria-based shell company Canicula Holdings – is even deeper than had previously been reported. These revelations show that Huawei’s business dealings in both countries are even more extensive than previously believed. Continue reading