Huawei pleads not guilty to US charges of bank fraud and violating Iran sanctions in case that triggered a global firestorm

Huawei pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a 13-count indictment that alleged the world’s largest telecoms equipment maker defrauded US banks by concealing business dealings with Iran in violation of US sanctions.James Cole, a US lawyer for Huawei, entered the plea on behalf of the company and its US subsidiary, Huawei Device USA Inc, at an arraignment in US District Court in Brooklyn, New York, according to US Attorney’s Office spokesman John Marzulli.The plea launched the effort to defend…

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