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Pompeo raises pressure over Huawei before May meets Trump

2019-06-04 10:41:02       source:The Guardian

June 4, 2019

Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, has ramped up the pressure over the use of Huawei technology in 5G networks hours before Donald Trump was expected to demand that the UK rethinks its plan to do business with the Chinese company.

The US president is due to meet Theresa May in Downing Street on Tuesday. There is growing speculation that her successor as prime minister could overturn her decision on Huawei.

Asked about the issue on a trip to the Netherlands, Pompeo said he was urging “our allies and our partners and our friends, don’t do anything that would endanger our shared security interests or restrict our ability to share sensitive information.”

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