Meng is the chief executive officer of Huawei, the large Chinese technology company that sells consumer electronics and smartphones all over the world. She has been under house arrest in Canada for a year because the U.S. government wants Canadian authorities to extradite her to the United States for trial. Meng is opposing her extradition. The extradition proceedings began yesterday in Vancouver.
What is the criminal offense that U.S. officials are alleging Meng committed?
U.S. officials are saying that she violated U.S. sanctions on Iran.
What does a Chinese citizen have to do with U.S. sanctions on Iran?
U.S. sanctions on Iran constitute an effort by the U.S. government to impoverish or kill Iranian citizens with the aim of achieving a political objective, such as regime change in Iran or a commitment by Iranian officials to follow orders from U.S. officials. The idea is that if the Iranian populace can be made to suffer enough through impoverishment or death, the Iranian regime will surrender power in favor of a U.S. puppet regime or simply agree to do the bidding of U.S. officials.