SPECIAL REPORT: CHINESE FIRM HELPS IRAN SPY ON CITIZENS

A Reuters special report on 17th April says that a Chinese telecommunications equipment company has sold Iran’s largest telecom firm a powerful surveillance system capable of monitoring landline, mobile and Internet communications.  The system was part of a $130.6 million contract for networking equipment supplied by ZTE Corp to the Telecommunication Co of Iran (TCI).  The report says that the ZTE-TCI deal, signed in December 2010, illustrates how despite tightening global sanctions, Iran still manages to obtain sophisticated technology, including systems that can be used to crackdown on dissidents.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-telecoms/special-report-chinese-firm-helps-iran-spy-on-citizens-idUSBRE82L0B820120322

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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