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How foreign firms tried to sell spy gear to Iran

Steve Stecklow is one of the few reporters that has continued to write about Iran’s acquisition of surveillance equipment for the past several years. At this point he has a good grasp of how the technology gets into the country, what’s done with it, and why and how vendors are evading sanctions. His article earlier this year provides a good look at how Huawei and ZTE alike have sold ‘lawful intercept’ equipment to the Iranian government. I’d highly recommend taking a look at what he’s written.