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Canada Determined That The 'Huawei Princess' Lied And Needed Extradition To The United States

Meng Wanzhou is under house arrest in Vancouver. Photo: Getty Images .
Meng Wanzhou is under house arrest in Vancouver. Photo: Getty Images .

Witnesses said Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, lied about the relationship between the company and Iran.

CBC said that the Justice Department's document will be used in the April 2021 hearing of extraditing Meng Wanzhou, Huawei CFO, to the United States. The Canadian government determined that there was sufficient evidence to suggest that Meng lied about the relationship between Huawei and Iran, so it was necessary to be extradited to the US for trial.

According to the document, witnesses including former Huawei employee, FBI agent and HSBC official asserted that Meng had lied that Huawei did not control Skycom in Iran. Meng told an HSBC official that Skycom is only Huawei's partner in Iran and the Chinese company has sold out Skycom stock since 2009.

Hours after the meeting between Meng and HSBC executives, Huawei announced that it was able to borrow $ 1.5 billion from an international banking group, led by HSBC. HSBC fully believes in Ms. Meng's commitment that Huawei "fully complies with Iran sanctions".

"The evidence shows that Meng lied to an HSBC representative in order to protect Huawei's relationship with the bank. This act exposes HSBC to the risk of economic losses. This fraud is sufficient for the fraud, extraditing Ms. Meng to the United States.”

Meng was detained by Canadian authorities at Vancouver Airport on December 1, 2018, at the request of the US government for alleged that both she and Huawei violated the US embargo against Iran. "Huawei Princess" and the Chinese company denied the allegation. Since then, Meng has been under house arrest in Vancouver.


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