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Chinese telecoms kit maker ZTE says it has finally wound up its business dealings in Iran, bar existing customers, as the firm tries to move on following allegations it broke US sanctions by flogging spy technology to the Islamic republic. Chairman Hou Weigui told Reuters the Shenzhen firm had “basically stopped”. “We have to …

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So, a Chinese telecoms manufacturer is subject to American sanctions

America is just plain evil.

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Hardly

The US has every right to try to legally restrict the sale of US equipment into markets they don't like. That wouldn't necessarily stop you from doing that, but don't be too surprised if you get one of more Feds surgically implanted into your anus next time you enter the US. The implications are simple enough: If you want to sell your technology to the US, you comply with their laws. You don't have to agree with it, but that's how it is.

My cynical view of the issue is that it would have been better for ZTE's long term prospects had they simply pulled out the US. With a hawkish US government scrutinising them constantly, they simply don't have a future there.

Erm.... Anon because one or more Feds might be reading this.

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Re: Erm.... Anon because one or more Feds might be reading this.

Erm... if "the Feds" wanted to find out who you are, they'd contact their UK counterparts who would then serve El Reg with a warrant, and El Reg's staff would hand over your email, account details and the IP addresses you've posted from for the last few years without a second's argument. Sir yes sir.

Anonymous Coward only serves as protection from other Reg commentards, it's about as effective as wet paper armour as a defence against police or governments!

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