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Cisco cuts ties with Chinese firm accused of reselling gear to Iran | Ars Technica

Cisco cuts ties with Chinese firm accused of reselling gear to Iran | Ars Technica: ”

by Jon Brodkin – Oct 9 2012, 3:30pm EDT
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Cisco has ended a sales partnership with ZTE, after the Chinese technology firm was accused of selling Cisco networking equipment to Iran despite US sanctions against the country. Cisco’s decision became public just as a¬†Congressional report yesterday claimed Chinese companies ZTE and Huawei pose a security threat to the US and can’t be trusted to comply with US and international law.

Reuters exposed ZTE’s sales to Iranian telecom firm TCI in articles earlier this year, and reported Cisco’s decision to cut ties with ZTE yesterday. ZTE ‘sold banned computer equipment from Cisco and other US companies to Iran’s largest telecom firm,’ Reuters reported, adding that ‘ZTE also agreed last year to ship”

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