The chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada at the request of the US over alleged Iran sanctions violations.
Meng Wanzhou, who is also the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested Saturday in Vancouver and is facing extradition to the US, Canada's Justice Department told The Globe and Mail newspaper Wednesday.
China said on Thursday that Canada and the US hadn't clarified the reason for the arrest, and that the Chinese consulate in Canada was providing assistance to Meng, Reuters reported.
In 2012, the Chinese telecommunications giant was linked to a plan to sell restricted computer equipment to Iran in violation of sanctions prohibiting such sales.
Representatives of the Canadian Justice Department, US Justice Department, US State Department and Huawei didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.