Dec 18, 2018 09:40 Asia/Tehran

China's Foreign Ministry says the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou by the Canadian Government is totally illegal.

Asia: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said in a statement on Tuesday that the laws and regulations claimed by the United States and Canada are false, Iran Press reported.

Hua Chunying also urged the Government of Canada to immediately correct its mistake and release the Chinese citizen who has been illegally detained in the country.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson asked Ottawa to guarantee the legitimate rights of such people in practice.

Earlier, the Canadian Foreign Minister calling the US and Canada as law-abiding countries, claimed that the decision by Ottawa and Washington to arrest the Chief Financial Officer of the Chinese company was based on International laws and treaties.

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In response, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson described the laws and regulations claimed by the US and Canada as false and said: "Recently, many Chinese citizens by sending letters to the Chinese embassy in Canada or through the Canadian media, have criticized the country's illogical and illegal actions.

Canada arrested global chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies, who now faces extradition to the United States on suspicion she violated US trade sanctions against Iran.

Meng Wanzhou, who is also the deputy chair of Huawei’s board and the daughter of the founder of the company, was arrested on Saturday 1 December, in Vancouver at the request of American law enforcement authorities.

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