Huawei has entered a fresh round of controversies as American prosecutors have brought allegations against the IT major of stealing trade secrets from the U.S. and helping Iran despite American sanctions.
The indictment alleged Huawei of a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from six major technological companies. It also alleged the Chinese company of violation of racketeering law.
Along with the threat allegations, Huawei has also been alleged of involvement through business operations in Iran despite American sanctions after a nuclear threat from the Middle-East nation. As per the charges by the U.S. prosecutors, Huawei has helped Iran with technology for surveillance of protests against the Government in 2009.
It should be noted that it’s been a few years; the U.S. has been campaigning against Huawei, and in 2019 it put the company in blacklist on national security ground.
The indictment is part of an attempt to irrevocably damage Huawei’s reputation and its business for reasons related to competition rather than law enforcement.
Earlier in 2019 also Huawei denied all the allegations made by the U.S., including bank and wire fraud. In December 2018, Huawei’s senior official Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada on the same indictment.
As far as the new charges are concerned, Huawei has been alleged of misappropriating operating system source code on its routers. The allegation has been shared with Huawei’s subsidiary Futurewei Technologies Inc. as well.
Huawei also has been alleged to recruit talent from rival companies to steal intellectual property. U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr and vice chairman Mark Warner said,
The indictment paints a damning portrait of an illegitimate organization that lacks any regard for the law.
The U.S. has been putting pressure on many of its trade partners for not purchasing any cellular equipment as they have been allegedly used for spying by China.