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Smartphone, secretly helped North Korea to build a wireless network, the new york times

One, Huawei digital signage is displayed on a store in Viña del Mar, Chile, July 14, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], the Chinese company is on a US blacklist because of national security concerns, the secret has helped North Korea with the construction and operation of a commercial wireless network, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing sources and internal documents.

The Chinese telecommunications giant, along with a state-owned Chinese company, Panda International Information Technology Co., Ltd., on a number of projects in the North for at least eight years, the Post reported.

Such a move would have any questions or Huawei, which have made use of U.S. technology, parts, violated U.s. export controls, and to supply North Korea with equipment, according to the Post.

The United States has put Huawei on the black list in May, citing national security concerns. In a move prohibited U.S. companies from the sale of the majority of north AMERICAN parts and components of the Smartphone, without a special license, but for the President when He said last month that the U.s. firms might resume sales in an attempt to restart the trade talks with China.

Huawei was not immediately respond to a request for comment, but said in a statement to the Washington Post, “this is not a business presence in North Korea. It was not immediately possible to reach the Panda Group of companies.

The us Department of Commerce, which doesn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, has been conducting research into the possible links between Huawei and the North of Korea, and since in 2016, but has not publicly linked the two, the Post said.

Huawei and the Pandas left their Pyongyang office in the first half of 2016, the newspaper reported.

Reporting Makini Brice; Editing by Bill Trott

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