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The order states that companies involved in a U.S.-foreign transaction “in extraordinary circumstances” can be required to state they will comply with a mitigation agreement.

CFIUS currently is reviewing a proposed merger between the telecommunications equipment manufacturer 3Com and China’s Huawei Technology, a company linked in the past to illegal international activities, including violations of U.N. sanctions on Iraq and industrial espionage against U.S. and Japanese firms.

U.S. officials said a review by the DNI’s office determined the Huawei purchase, through the Boston-based Bain Capital Partners, would undermine U.S. national security.

3Com manufacturers computer intrusion-detection equipment used by the Pentagon, whose networks are a frequent target of Chinese military computer attacks.

Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. recused himself from CFIUS’ 3Com-Huawei review because his former company, Goldman Sachs, is a paid adviser to 3Com.