Earlier charges alleged that Huawei had committed bank fraud and violated economic sanctions against Iran, claiming that the company denied it. Thursday's indictment also reveals new details about Huawei's alleged business deals in Iran and North Korea.
The Justice Ministry accuses Huawei of lying about its relations with an affiliated company called Skycom, which allegedly helped the Iranian government to carry out "internal surveillance, including during the demonstrations in Tehran in 2009."
Huawei on Thursday accused the US government of seeking to "irrevocably damage Huawei's reputation" for competitive reasons, after the Justice Department announced the additional allegations.
"This new indictment is part of the Department of Justice's attempt to irrevocably harm Huawei's reputation and operations for competitive reasons rather than law enforcement," said Huawei . "The racketeering enterprise that the government has accused today is nothing more than an artificial repackaging of a handful of civil claims that are almost 20 years old and that have never been the basis of 'a significant monetary judgment against Huawei. The government will not prevail over these accusations, which we will prove both unfounded and unjust. "
Following the initial filing by the Department of Justice of criminal charges against the company and Meng last January, Huawei said it "was not aware of any wrongdoing on the part of Ms. Meng and believes that the courts Americans will finally reach the same conclusion. "
In an earlier statement, Huawei said it trusted "the Canadian justice system, which will prove Ms. Meng's innocence."