Huawei to Scale Back Business in Iran
Wall Street Journal / L. Chao, S. Stecklow, and F. Fassihi
10-Dec-2011 (2 comments)

Chinese telecommunications- equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co. said it will scale back its business in Iran, where the company provides services to government-controlled telecom operators, following reports that Iranian police were using mobile-network technology to track down and arrest dissidents.

"This is a significant milestone," said Mark Wallace, president of United Against Nuclear Iran and a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. "For the first time a major Chinese business is pulling back from Iran in the face of mounting international scorn for Iran's brutal regime." The New York-based group had been pressuring Huawei to leave Iran and had been communicating privately with the company for several weeks.

A spokesman for the U.S. State Department said it welcomed Huawei's announcement, adding that the U.S. "calls on all firms to exercise vigilance when doing business with Iran and ensure that any business does not contribute to the Government of Iran's ability to repress its own people."

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by yolanda on

So China is divesting in Iran, will IRI let China inspect the downed drone? Probably not!


Hold on to your zankyous

by پندارنیک on

Scaling back is only a euphemism for cautious and more calculated development........