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U.S. State Department Investigating Huawei on Iran Concerns

The U.S. Department of State said on Wednesday it is investigating Huawei Technologies for allegedly providing censorship and mobile phone tracking technology to Iran, following a request from six U.S. lawmakers. The Department of State "shares the concern of any potential export of technology to Iran that is to be used specifically to disrupt, monitor or suppress communication of the people of Iran," said department spokeswoman Beth Gosselin in an email...[Six] U.S. lawmakers asked U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in December to investigate Huawei for possibly violating U.S. sanctions against Iran...Huawei, based in Shenzhen, China, has said the company's business has been in strict compliance with all relevant international and local laws. "Unfortunately, a few members of Congress continue to cite inaccurate media reports that include groundless allegations and inaccuracies," the company said in a statement. Huawei has said it's business activities have been "grossly misrepresented" in Iran...