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U.S. will seek extradition of Huawei CFO from Canada

23 January 2019

The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it will pursue the extradition of the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies Co, arrested in Canada in December. The United States has accused Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou of misrepresenting the company's links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran despite U.S. sanctions.

The U.S. statement came a day after a report that Canada's ambassador to the United States said the Canadian government was told that Washington planned to proceed. Canada has not asked the United States to abandon its bid to have Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou extradited. Huawei, the world's biggest producer of telecommunications equipment, faces U.S.-led allegations that its devices present a national security risk.