Huawei has expressed its disappointment at thirteen criminal charges brought by the US Department of Justice  against the firm , its CFO Meng Wangzhou, and its affiliates in the United States and Hong Kong.

After Ms. Meng’s arrest, Huawei said it sought an opportunity to discuss the Eastern District of New York investigation with the Justice Department.

“But the request was rejected without explanation.  The allegations in the Western District of Washington trade secret indictment were already the subject of a civil suit that was settled by the parties after a Seattle jury found neither damages nor wilful and malicious conduct on the trade secret claim,” Huawei said.

The firm denied that it or its subsidiary or affiliate have committed any of the asserted violations of US law set forth in each of the indictments. In addition, Huawei said it was not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng, and added it believes the US courts will ultimately reach the same conclusion.