Chinese telecom giant, Huawei has filed a lawsuit against a US government over a ban that restricts American government agencies from purchasing its products.
In a statement on Thursday, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, disclosed that it had filed the lawsuit in the US district court in Plano, Texas the headquarters of Huawei’s U.S. operations.
Speaking at the press conference, Huawei Rotating Chairman, Guo Ping who accused the US government of misleading the public about Huawei said,
“The US Congress has repeatedly failed to produce any evidence to support its restrictions on Huawei products. We are compelled to take this legal action as a proper and last resort.”
The US has argued that Huawei poses a risk because its equipment could be used by the Chinese authorities to spy on communications and disrupt telecommunications networks which has led many people in the United States to avoid Huawei’s products.
Reacting to the ban, Song Liuping, the company’s chief legal officer, said that the ban is “based on numerous false, unproven and untested propositions,” adding that “Huawei has an excellent security record and program. No contrary evidence has been offered.”