Nokia Siemens defends Iran deal
30-Jun-2009 (5 comments)

HELSINKI -- NokiaSiemens Networks defended its decision to sell eavesdropping technology to Iran last year, saying Tuesday it had followed trade rules and acted ethically. Spokeswoman Riitta Mard said the Finnish-German company was surprised over the uproar following allegations that the Iranian government had used the Nokia Siemens Networks technology to monitor mobile phone calls, and possibly e-mails, during the postelection protests."But that's all there is to it," Mard said. "The system (sold to TCI) doesn't allow monitoring international calls, and it absolutely doesn't allow monitoring Internet and data communication, not even SMS or picture messages."

Majid Zahrai

it's not what you think!

by Majid Zahrai on

Too little, too late if you ask me. And what about software add-ons? Fishy defense.




by (not verified) on


It's a money making business! what do you expect?

by Anonymous46544545 (not verified) on

What do you guys expect from a money making business when Democrats and politicians in America do not give a hoot about human rights violations in Iran while everybody remembers that the same Democrats helped get rid of the Shah 30 years ago on account of human rights violations in Iran?

Mullahs got all the money in the world and NoKia Siemens is a greedy money making business like all other businesses, what do you expect? you expect them to care about human rights?!

btw, Mind you the governments of Germany and Great Britian sold all the electric stun guns, tear gas canisters, electric batons, clubs and the lastest state-of-the-art anti-mutiny equipment to the IRI government


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by agha shirazi (not verified) on

So NokiaSiemens don't have the right to defend themselves, then? Or maybe you just don't care what they have to say in their defence? How DEMOCRATIC of you :)

Did you even bother to read the article or was that just a knee-jerk "yeah, whatever" reaction without bothering to investigate the issue further?

Or maybe they are just another "IRI terror collaborator" and have no right to defend themselves from baseless allegations and their products/services must be boycotted the world over because the tech uneducated members of society who don't understand how Internet protocols work in relation to surveillance and monitoring, says so.

David ET


by David ET on

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