She will have a bail hearing on Friday, he said.
"As there is a publication ban in effect, we can not provide any further detail at this time", McLeod said, adding, "The ban was sought by Ms. Meng".
Justice Department spokesman Ian McLeod said Meng Wanzhou was detained in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday.
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If Meng has been arrested for violating these restrictions, then this would mark the start of another significant technology export regulation case for the US.
The probe is reportedly being run out of the USA attorney's office in Brooklyn, the sources said.
The Wall Street Journal reported back in April, that the U.S. authorities have been probing the Chinese telecommunication giant at least since 2016 for allegedly circumventing the Iranian sanctions and supplying US-origin products to the Islamic Republic. "The ban was sought by Ms. Meng", continued the statement. "The ban was being sought by Ms. Meng".
A spokesperson from the federal Justice Department said the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies was arrested.
The arrest comes amid a trade war between the USA and China.
Huawei's relationship with the US just took a turn for the worse.
The statement, which said it was to be attributed to Huawei headquarters, added that Huawei complies with all applicable laws and regulations where it operates, including applicable export and sanction laws and regulations of the United Nations, US and European Union. "Americans are grateful that our Canadian partners have arrested the Chief Financial Officer of a giant Chinese telecom company for breaking USA sanctions against Iran".
In 2012, the House of Representatives released a report warning Huawei poses a national security threat to the USA, and American companies and its government should avoid doing business with the company.
The report said existing Huawei equipment at the firm's current 3G and 4G networks would also be removed.
Both the United States and Australia have banned the company from participating in the construction of the 5G network because of security concerns, and Washington has been increasing pressure on Canada, Britain and New Zealand to join suit.
Skycom was described by Huawei as one of its "major local partners", although the Chinese company said neither it nor Skycom ultimately provided the HP equipment.