Huawei has reportedly accused the United States government of attempting to hack its networks and harassing its employees.
According to Huawei’s new statement, “The US has been using every tool at its disposal — including both judicial and administrative powers, as well as a host of other unscrupulous means — to disrupt the normal business operations of Huawei and its partners.”
(1/4) For months, the U.S. has leveraged its political and diplomatic influence to lobby other governments to ban Huawei gear, using every tool at its disposal to disrupt normal business operations of Huawei and its partners. Read more here: https://t.co/xVDt2lzwXx pic.twitter.com/VPRfYjhveN
— Huawei Facts (@HuaweiFacts) September 3, 2019
Huawei also claimed that law enforcement has harassed its employees, including by visiting their homes, and that the US was attempting entrapment, or pretending to be Huawei employees to establish legal pretense for unfounded accusations against the company.
Huawei released the statement following a Wall Street Journal report last week that the Department of Justice was investigating accusations that the company had stolen smartphone camera patents. The company denied the allegations in the statement.