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The Chinese manufacturer Huawei has accused the American government of illegal actions against the company and its personnel. The accusations were made via Twitter.

In his tweets, Huawei responds to a recent article by The Wall Street Journal, claiming that the manufacturer is being investigated by the Ministry of Justice. The reason is that the company would have stolen technology, writes Silicon Angle.

This is an alleged theft other than the one in January. When it was stated that Huawei stole intellectual property from T-Mobile USA. This is also a different matter from the allegations of fraud against Huawei-CFO Meng Wanzhou.

In this case, it would be the theft of technology from a Portuguese producer. According to The Washington Journal, the new charges could possibly lead to a subpoena by federal prosecutors from the eastern district of New York.

Huawei reacts

Huawei reacts angrily to the story in a series of tweets. In it, the company says that it rejects the claims of the producer – Rui Pedro Oliveira. According to the manufacturer, Oliveira benefits from the current geopolitical situation.

He brings a false story through the media in an attempt to make money from a dispute. Such conduct should not be encouraged or considered as a rational justification for a criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, says Huawei.

Government accusations US

In addition, the company addressed the American government. According to the company, the government is using its political and diplomatic influence to lobby other governments to ban Huawei equipment.

It also accuses the government of illegally investigating and detaining Huawei employees and partners and launching cyber attacks on internal systems. The police have also been told to threaten, force, seduce and incite current and former Huawei workers to turn against the company.

Incidentally, Huawei has not provided any evidence for these accusations.

Dispute with USA

There have been tensions between Huawei and the American government for some time now. The government thinks the Chinese government is using Huawei to spy in the US. However, this has never been proven.

Last May, the company was put on an Entities list, so that American companies were no longer allowed to trade with the manufacturer. According to President Donald Trump, that was because of national security concerns. Shortly afterwards, a 90-day postponement was granted, which was recently extended by a further 90 days.