The ZTE logo on an office building in Shanghai. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese cellphone company ZTE made trades with Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions, and its products could be used for espionage against ­U.S. interests [“Reversal on ZTE stuns security experts,” the Cybersecurity 202 excerpt, PowerPost, May 15]. This administration banned any U.S. trade with ZTE, which resulted in the company stopping “major operating activities.” This is exactly what sanctions are supposed to accomplish.

However, days after a Chinese company announced a half-­billion-dollar loan to a Trump Organization-linked resort in Indonesia, President Trump reversed course and said he wanted to save ZTE.

Republicans who investigated former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton every time she blew her nose the wrong way must investigate this.

Thomas A. Vitanza, Virginia Beach