Chinese equipment maker Huawei pleaded Thursday not guilty to violations of US sanctions against Iran before a federal judge in Brooklyn, at a hearing in Canada.
Huawei and its subsidiary Huawei Device USA, which also pleaded not guilty, were represented by their lawyers. Another subsidiary of the Chinese group, Skycom Tech, was not represented and was therefore unable to communicate its intentions to Judge Ramon Reyes.
The three entities were indicted at the end of January, with Huawei facing 13 charges of alleged violations of US sanctions against Iran. Daughter of the founder of the world's No. 2 smartphone, Meng Wanzhou has been charged with only four of these leaders.