Ericsson investigating reports of Iraq revoking employee work permits

Ericsson is investigating reports Baghdad has suspended employees' work permits in Iraq and the potential implications for customers and staff in the country, the Swedish telecom gear firm said.

"The incidents in Sweden, involving the burning of the Holy Quran, is deeply offensive to the religious beliefs and values cherished by Muslims around the world," an Ericsson spokesperson said in an email.

"This act does not reflect Ericsson's core value of respect."