After implying restrictions on Huawei, now Trump administration urging its allies to do the same with the Chinese telecom giant, as recently the US secretary warned Germany about consequences on business with Huawei.
The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, the US wants to warn its global allies and the risks posed by the network equipment manufactured by Huawei, but allies will have to make their own buying decisions.
After a meeting with Germany’s foreign minister Heiko Maas in Berlin on Friday, Pompeo warned that the US might have to withhold data on citizens or on national security if it didn’t have confidence in the networks Germany was using, reported Reuters.
“They will take their own sovereign decisions, (but we) will speak to them openly about the risks … and in the case of Huawei the concern is it is not possible to mitigate those anywhere inside of a 5G network,” he said.
The United States has also planned to end sharing intel with the UK if the country didn’t bar the telecom giant from UK’s 5G network development. Trump also pushing its other allied countries to stop doing business with Huawei and on the other hand, some of them have already made their mind not to do so.