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Huawei Technologies will "voluntarily restrict its business development" in Iran following reports that police used technology to trace & arrest dissidents

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14 December 2011

Nokia Siemens Venture to Reduce Its Business in Iran

Author: Steve Stecklow, Wall Street Journal

The executive board of network-equipment vendor Nokia Siemens Networks said it has decided not to take on any new business in Iran and will gradually reduce its existing commitments, effective Jan. 1, 2012. In a letter to its staff in Iran, the Helsinki-based joint venture cited toughening global sanctions against Iran that "make it almost impossible for Nokia Siemens Networks to do business with Iranian customers."...The action by the company—a joint venture between Nokia Corp. and Siemens AG—ramps up economic pressure on Iran, which has a growing mobile-phone industry that the government controls...In recent months, companies have been under growing international pressure not to provide technology that enables repressive regimes to crack down on dissidents. [also refers to Huawei Technologies, Telecommunications Co. of Iran, MTN Irancell]

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9 December 2011

Huawei Technologies to ‘Voluntarily’ Restrict Business Dealings in Iran

Author: Bloomberg

Huawei Technologies Co., China’s largest maker of phone equipment, said it will voluntarily restrict business in Iran because of the “increasingly complex situation” there... [also refers to MTN Irancell]

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