Who's selling Iran the gear to spy on its own people?

Mar 27, 2012

Late last week, an investigative report from Reuters’ Enterprise Team uncovered the details of a big money contract between the Chinese telecommunications equipment company ZTE and the Telecommunication Company of Iran that included technology that can be used to conduct surveillance and crack down on dissidents. The details of the deal revealed surprising end-runs being made by Iran around global sanctions. Steve Stecklow is the investigative reporter who uncovered the story…and he’s on the line to unpack it for us, and to tell us about ZTE's new claim of curtailing its Iran business in the wake of his investigation.