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Senators Question Sprint-Huawei Deal

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Aug 20, 2010, 10:50 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

A group of Republican senators has thrown a road-block in front of Sprint's plans to purchase networking equipment from Chinese manufacturer Huawei. "We are concerned that Huawei's position as a supplier of Sprint Nextel could create substantial risk for U.S. companies and possibly undermine U.S. national security," they stated. According to the senators, Huawei supplied equipment to Iraq when it was ruled by Saddam Hussein and to Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Huawei also provides equipment to Iran's military, and has ties directly to the Chinese military. "At worst, Huawei's becoming a major supplier of Sprint Nextel could present a case of a company, acting at the direction of and funded by the Chinese military, taking a critical place in the supply chain of the U.S. military, law enforcement and private sector," the senators said. The senators are asking the Obama administration to examine the deal and determine exactly what Huawei's relationships are with the Iranian and Chinese military.

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