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NBC News 13 Feb 2020

Prosecutors Hit Huawei With New Charges For Allegedly Working With Iran

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U.S. prosecutors are pressing charges against Chinese telecom giant Huawei, alleging the company did business with Iran and North Korea to skirt sanctions.


Trump meets with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. More than 3.8 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, bringing the total number of claims to roughly 30 million in six weeks. The new Labor Department data comes amid a tense debate about when to reopen certain parts of the economy.
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NEVADA, PARTICULAR VOTERS OF COLOR WHO HAVE NOT SUPPORTED
COLOR WHO HAVE NOT SUPPORTED EITHER OF THEIR CAMPAIGNS.
EITHER OF THEIR CAMPAIGNS. THAT EFFORT STARTS TONIGHT.
THAT EFFORT STARTS TONIGHT. >> U.S. PROSECUTORS PRESSING
>> U.S. PROSECUTORS PRESSING CHARGERS AGAINST CHINESE TELECOM
CHARGERS AGAINST CHINESE TELECOM GIANT HUAWEI, NBC CORRESPONDENT
GIANT HUAWEI, NBC CORRESPONDENT INVESTIGATIONS TOM WINTER JOINS
INVESTIGATIONS TOM WINTER JOINS US NOW.
US NOW. YOUR PIECE COMES ON AN
YOUR PIECE COMES ON AN INDICTMENT AND AN ALLEGATION
INDICTMENT AND AN ALLEGATION THAT HUAWEI SET UP A SHELL
THAT HUAWEI SET UP A SHELL COMPANY.
COMPANY. >> Reporter: YES, THE KEY DETAIL
>> Reporter: YES, THE KEY DETAIL IS THAT SKY COM ESSENTIALLY MADE
IS THAT SKY COM ESSENTIALLY MADE REPRESENTATIONS TO THE U.S.
REPRESENTATIONS TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND U.S. FINANCIAL
GOVERNMENT AND U.S. FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS THAT THIS IS
INSTITUTIONS THAT THIS IS SOMEHOW NO LONGER A COMPANY THAT
SOMEHOW NO LONGER A COMPANY THAT WAS ASSOCIATED WITH HUAWEI, THAT
WAS ASSOCIATED WITH HUAWEI, THAT THEY HAD BEEN SOLD, IT WAS A
THEY HAD BEEN SOLD, IT WAS A THIRD PARTY.
THIRD PARTY. WHILE, YES, THEY WERE DOING
WHILE, YES, THEY WERE DOING BUSINESS IN IRAN AND THEY WERE
BUSINESS IN IRAN AND THEY WERE DOING BUS WESINESS WITH HUAWEI,
DOING BUS WESINESS WITH HUAWEI, IT IS NOT TRUE AT ALL.
IT IS NOT TRUE AT ALL. ACCORDING TO THE ALLEGATION
ACCORDING TO THE ALLEGATION TODAY, BY SETTING UP THE COMPANY
TODAY, BY SETTING UP THE COMPANY THEY ESSENTIALLY ALLOWED THE
THEY ESSENTIALLY ALLOWED THE COMPANY TO PURCHASE U.S. GOODS,
COMPANY TO PURCHASE U.S. GOODS, U.S. PRODUCTS AND EMPLOY AT
U.S. PRODUCTS AND EMPLOY AT LEAST ONE U.S. CITIZEN ACCORDING
LEAST ONE U.S. CITIZEN ACCORDING TO THE INDICTMENT, SOMETHING
TO THE INDICTMENT, SOMETHING THAT’S ILLEGAL.
THAT’S ILLEGAL. TODAY PROSECUTORS ARE ADDING THE
TODAY PROSECUTORS ARE ADDING THE NEW DETAIL BACK IN 2009 YOU
NEW DETAIL BACK IN 2009 YOU REMEMBER THE PROTESTS GOING ON
REMEMBER THE PROTESTS GOING ON IN TEHRAN, SIGNIFICANT PROTESTS,
IN TEHRAN, SIGNIFICANT PROTESTS, VIOLENT PROTESTS THAT OCCURRED
VIOLENT PROTESTS THAT OCCURRED THERE, THAT HUAWEI WAS HELPING
THERE, THAT HUAWEI WAS HELPING THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT,
THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT, ACCORDING TO THE ALLEGATIONS, TO
ACCORDING TO THE ALLEGATIONS, TO SPY ON THE PROTESTERS, TO
SPY ON THE PROTESTERS, TO IDENTIFY WHO THEY WERE AND TO
IDENTIFY WHO THEY WERE AND TO PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION
PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION OBVIOUSLY THROUGH ELECTRONIC AND
OBVIOUSLY THROUGH ELECTRONIC AND TELEPHONE NETWORK TO THE IRANIAN
TELEPHONE NETWORK TO THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT.
GOVERNMENT. >> HUAWEI HAS A BIG PR ARM,
>> HUAWEI HAS A BIG PR ARM, THEY’VE BEEN TRYING TO GET IN
THEY’VE BEEN TRYING TO GET IN THE U.S. MARKET.
THE U.S. MARKET. THEY HAVE A GLOBAL PR ARM.
THEY HAVE A GLOBAL PR ARM. WHAT WAS UNVEILED?
WHAT WAS UNVEILED? >> Reporter: WE CAN SHOW YOU THE
>> Reporter: WE CAN SHOW YOU THE FULL STATEMENT.
FULL STATEMENT. IT IS A FULL-THROATED DENIAL OF
IT IS A FULL-THROATED DENIAL OF THESE ALLEGATIONS TODAY.
THESE ALLEGATIONS TODAY. THEY SAY THAT THE DEPARTMENT IS
THEY SAY THAT THE DEPARTMENT IS TRYING TO HARM HUAWEI’S
TRYING TO HARM HUAWEI’S REPUTATION AND THAT BASICALLY,
REPUTATION AND THAT BASICALLY, LOOK, THESE WERE LEGITIMATE
LOOK, THESE WERE LEGITIMATE BUSINESSES WE WERE DOING.
BUSINESSES WE WERE DOING. HOW COULD WE BE INVOLVED IN
HOW COULD WE BE INVOLVED IN RACKETEERING?
RACKETEERING? ONE OF THE BIG QUESTIONS THAT
ONE OF THE BIG QUESTIONS THAT CAME OUT IS THE THEFT OF TRADE
CAME OUT IS THE THEFT OF TRADE SECRETS, DAVID, AND THAT’S
SECRETS, DAVID, AND THAT’S SOMETHING THAT THE U.S.
SOMETHING THAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS TAKING VERY
GOVERNMENT IS TAKING VERY SERIOUSLY AND SOMETHING THAT
SERIOUSLY AND SOMETHING THAT THEY’VE REALLY GONE AFTER HUAWEI
THEY’VE REALLY GONE AFTER HUAWEI IN THE NEW CHARGES.
IN THE NEW CHARGES. >> CERTAINLY HAVE SEEN IN THE
>> CERTAINLY HAVE SEEN IN THE OTHER SITUATIONS RECENTLY WITH
OTHER SITUATIONS RECENTLY WITH HARVARD’S CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT,
HARVARD’S CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT, THE NEW FOCUS OF THE STATE
THE NEW FOCUS OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT ON INTELLECTUAL
DEPARTMENT ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THEFT.
PROPERTY AND THEFT. WHAT OF THE TIMING HERE?
WHAT OF THE TIMING HERE? THIS HAS BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR A
THIS HAS BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR A WHILE.
WHILE. SHOULD WE MAKE ANYTHING OF WHEN
SHOULD WE MAKE ANYTHING OF WHEN IT WAS RELEASED TODAY?
IT WAS RELEASED TODAY? >> Reporter: I THINK TO PIGGY
>> Reporter: I THINK TO PIGGY BACK OFF SOMETHING YOU SAID, THE
BACK OFF SOMETHING YOU SAID, THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, THE FBI, THE
U.S. GOVERNMENT, THE FBI, THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND OTHER
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND OTHER U.S. INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ARE
U.S. INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ARE KEENLY AWARE CHINA IS CONDUCTING
KEENLY AWARE CHINA IS CONDUCTING AN INCREDIBLE OPERATION, ONGOING
AN INCREDIBLE OPERATION, ONGOING OPERATION AND HAS BEEN FOR THE
OPERATION AND HAS BEEN FOR THE BETTER PART FOR AT LEAST A
BETTER PART FOR AT LEAST A DECADE OF TAKING U.S.
DECADE OF TAKING U.S. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TRADE
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TRADE SECRETS, THAT THE OPPORTUNITY TO
SECRETS, THAT THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW AN FBI MEMORANDUM ON THIS
REVIEW AN FBI MEMORANDUM ON THIS TOPIC WHERE U.S. COMPANIES
TOPIC WHERE U.S. COMPANIES ESSENTIALLY ARE SAYING, LOOK, WE
ESSENTIALLY ARE SAYING, LOOK, WE BRING A NEW PRODUCT TO MARKET.
BRING A NEW PRODUCT TO MARKET. WE KNOW IF THERE’S A
WE KNOW IF THERE’S A MANUFACTURING COMPONENT THAT IS
MANUFACTURING COMPONENT THAT IS OCCURRING IN CHINA, OR JUST
OCCURRING IN CHINA, OR JUST SOMETHING, A TECHNOLOGY THAT THE
SOMETHING, A TECHNOLOGY THAT THE CHINESE WOULD LIKE, THAT WE HAVE
CHINESE WOULD LIKE, THAT WE HAVE MAYBE THREE TO FOUR QUARTERS
MAYBE THREE TO FOUR QUARTERS BEFORE WE LOSE THAT PRODUCT, WE
BEFORE WE LOSE THAT PRODUCT, WE LOSE THAT COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.
LOSE THAT COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE. IT IS SOMETHING REALLY SCARY FOR
IT IS SOMETHING REALLY SCARY FOR U.S. BUSINESSES AND THE U.S.
U.S. BUSINESSES AND THE U.S. GOVERNMENT TO SEE THIS REAL
GOVERNMENT TO SEE THIS REAL BRAIN DRAIN ESSENTIALLY.
BRAIN DRAIN ESSENTIALLY. NOT LITERALLY PEOPLE MOVING TO
NOT LITERALLY PEOPLE MOVING TO CHINA BUT U.S. IDEAS, U.S.
CHINA BUT U.S. IDEAS, U.S. RESEARCH ALL GOING TO CHINA.
RESEARCH ALL GOING TO CHINA. IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS OF
IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS OF TREMENDOUS CONCERN TO THE U.S.
TREMENDOUS CONCERN TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT.
GOVERNMENT. IT WAS PART OF THE NEW CHARGES
IT WAS PART OF THE NEW CHARGES TODAY, AS YOU MENTIONED WE’VE
TODAY, AS YOU MENTIONED WE’VE SEEN A REAL FOCUS ON THAT OVER
SEEN A REAL FOCUS ON THAT OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS, VERY
THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS, VERY PUBLIC PRONOUNCEMENTS IN NAMING
PUBLIC PRONOUNCEMENTS IN NAMING AND SHAMING, IF YOU WILL, BY THE
AND SHAMING, IF YOU WILL, BY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT.
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. >> WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR THE
>> WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE U.S.
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE U.S. AND HUAWEI?
AND HUAWEI? I SAY RELATIONSHIP NOT WITH ANY
I SAY RELATIONSHIP NOT WITH ANY POSITIVE CONNOTATION, IT HAS
POSITIVE CONNOTATION, IT HAS BEEN ADVERSARIAL AND DIFFICULT
BEEN ADVERSARIAL AND DIFFICULT FOR A LONG TIME, SUCH AS WHAT WE
FOR A LONG TIME, SUCH AS WHAT WE SAW WITH THE 5G NETWORKS IN THE
SAW WITH THE 5G NETWORKS IN THE UK AND EUROPE.
UK AND EUROPE. HOW DOES IT CHANGE THE
HOW DOES IT CHANGE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO ENTITIES?
ENTITIES? >> Reporter: I THINK IT
>> Reporter: I THINK IT CONTINUES TO SHOW THE CONTRAST
CONTINUES TO SHOW THE CONTRAST THAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT HAS AN
THAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT HAS AN HUAWEI HAS.
HUAWEI HAS. HUAWEI IS SAYING, LOOK, WE ARE
HUAWEI IS SAYING, LOOK, WE ARE UNFAIRLY PAINTED AND TARGETED.
UNFAIRLY PAINTED AND TARGETED. THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS SAYING,
THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS SAYING, LOOK, WE HAVE DIRECT LAWSUITS
LOOK, WE HAVE DIRECT LAWSUITS FROM SIX U.S. COMPANIES GOING
FROM SIX U.S. COMPANIES GOING BACK TO ABOUT 2000 SAYING THEIR
BACK TO ABOUT 2000 SAYING THEIR INFORMATION, THEIR TECHNOLOGY
INFORMATION, THEIR TECHNOLOGY WAS STOLEN.
WAS STOLEN. ONE OF THE THINGS THE U.S.
ONE OF THE THINGS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS VERY CLEAR IN NOW
GOVERNMENT IS VERY CLEAR IN NOW IS NOT SAYING, WELL, THEY DID
IS NOT SAYING, WELL, THEY DID SOME STUFF WITH IRAN OR HAD A
SOME STUFF WITH IRAN OR HAD A SUBSIDIARY IN IRAN.
SUBSIDIARY IN IRAN. THAT WAS IN THE INITIAL
THAT WAS IN THE INITIAL INDICTMENT.
INDICTMENT. IN THE SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT WE
IN THE SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT WE GET NEW DETAILS ABOUT WHAT WAS
GET NEW DETAILS ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH THE PROTEST IN
GOING ON WITH THE PROTEST IN 2009.
2009. WE GET NEW DETAILS ABOUT HOW
WE GET NEW DETAILS ABOUT HOW THEY WERE CHANGING OR MAKING
THEY WERE CHANGING OR MAKING SURE THEIR LOGOS WEREN’T PUT ON
SURE THEIR LOGOS WEREN’T PUT ON PRODUCTS THAT WERE GOING TO
PRODUCTS THAT WERE GOING TO NORTH KOREA.
NORTH KOREA. IF THAT LEVEL OF DETAIL THAT THE
IF THAT LEVEL OF DETAIL THAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS SAYING, HEY,
U.S. GOVERNMENT IS SAYING, HEY, WE’RE NOT GOING TO BE COY AND
WE’RE NOT GOING TO BE COY AND SAY THEY DID BUSINESS WITH NORTH
SAY THEY DID BUSINESS WITH NORTH KOREA AND IRAN AND WE DON’T LIKE
KOREA AND IRAN AND WE DON’T LIKE IT, THEY WILL BE SPECIFIC ABOUT
IT, THEY WILL BE SPECIFIC ABOUT THE EXAMPLES.
THE EXAMPLES. THEY CITED SPECIFIC EXAMPLES
THEY CITED SPECIFIC EXAMPLES THOUGH THEY DIDN’T NAME THE
THOUGH THEY DIDN’T NAME THE COMPANIES, THEY CITED VERY
COMPANIES, THEY CITED VERY SPECIFIC EXAMPLES WHERE THE
SPECIFIC EXAMPLES WHERE THE INFORMATION WAS TAKEN FROM THREE
INFORMATION WAS TAKEN FROM THREE NEW COUNTS, IN TOTAL 16 COUNT
NEW COUNTS, IN TOTAL 16 COUNT INDICTMENT THEY NOW HAVE AGAINST
INDICTMENT THEY NOW HAVE AGAINST THEM.
THEM. IT IS NOT INSIGNIFICANT AND
IT IS NOT INSIGNIFICANT AND THEY’RE MAKING IT VERY CLEAR TO
THEY’RE MAKING IT VERY CLEAR TO THE REST OF THE WORLD EXACTLY
THE REST OF THE WORLD EXACTLY WHAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT THINKS
WHAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT THINKS OF IT AND EXACTLY MAYBE WHAT THE
OF IT AND EXACTLY MAYBE WHAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT WILL THINK OF

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