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 MenendezCarson likely to roll back housing equality rule Live coverage: Tillerson's hearing for State Booker to join Foreign Relations Committee MORE (D-N.J.) and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinJustice requires higher standard than Sessions Senate to vote Friday on Trump's defense picks Senate seeks deal on Trump nominees 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."