Nokia Siemens Denies Supplying Internet Monitoring Tech to Iran

Pulkit Chandna

Nokia Siemens Networks has repelled suggestions that Iran is using technology provided by the company to furtively keep a tab on the online activities of its citizens. The company came under suspicion after it was observed in a Wall Street Journal report that it could have supplied the necessary eavesdropping equipment to Iran, although it was more a surmisal rather than a firm accusation.

The company has defended itself by claiming that it only furnished telecommunications equipment - freely deployed by Western democracies as well - that can only be used to intercept voice calls. It denies selling any internet technology to Iran. A spokesman for the company reassured everyone that Nokia Siemens holds its own code of conduct and international trade laws sacrosanct and acts in accordance with them.

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