Canadian authorities have arrested China-based Huawei Technologies' chief financial officer for possible violations of US trade sanctions related to sales of HP equipment to Iran a decade ago.
A Huawei statement said Meng, who also has gone by the English names Cathy and Sabrina, was detained when she was transferring flights in Canada.
In a statement, Huawei says Meng is being sought for extradition to face unspecified charges in the Eastern District of NY.
Huawei confirmed the arrest in a statement and said that it has been provided little information of the charges against Meng, adding that it was "not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng". The tech company said it complies with all laws and rules where it operates.
Canadian authorities for their part are not providing any details beyond the arrest, and various US news organizations have been unable to get a comment from US Department of Justice officials.
U.S. media have reported that the United States is investigating Huawei for potential violations of USA sanctions against Iran.
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Meanwhile unconfirmed reports surfaced in April that the United States was investigating Huawei for possibly violating Iran export bans, a scenario that got fellow Chinese firm ZTE into significant trouble earlier this year.
The Chinese embassy in Canada issued a statement opposing the arrest.
The move also comes as Huawei faces other challenges overseas this week, with United Kingdom wireless provider BT Group announcing that it will no longer use the Chinese firm's equipment for its networks.
Meng, the 46-year-old daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, has previously been suspected of involvement in Huawei's alleged ties to Iran.
In August, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a bill banning the government's use of Huawei technology based on the security concerns.
Skycom was described by Huawei as one of its "major local partners", although the Chinese company said neither it nor Skycom ultimately provided the HP equipment.
In 2016, the Commerce Department sought information in regards to Huawei possibly sending US technology to Syria and North Korea as well. News of the probe broke in April 2018 when it was reported by the Wall Street Journal.
Skycom tried to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran and sell Hewlett-Packard computers to the country's largest mobile phone operator in 2010. Huawei also didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.