The heads of two Senate committees are expressing concern over a supply deal between Chinese telecom giant Huawei and South Korea.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert MenendezRobert MenendezTaiwan deserves to participate in United Nations The way forward on the Iran nuclear deal under President Trump Corruption trial could roil NJ Senate race MORE (D-N.J.) and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinTrump, lower court nominees need American Bar Association review This week: Congress returns to government shutdown fight Hotel industry details plans to fight Airbnb MORE (D-Calif.) asked the Obama administration to assess the "potential threats and security concerns" of the deal, according to Reuters.
The House Intelligence Committee issued a report last year warning that the Chinese government could use Huawei for spying on sabotage.
"Our gear is world-proven and trusted, connecting almost one-third of the world's population. The motivations of those that might groundlessly purport otherwise are puzzling," Huawei said in a statement to Reuters.
"Huawei has a proven track record of providing secure products and solutions to our customers. There has never been one incident where Huawei's commitment to security has ever been called into question."