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Huawei 5G participation would halt Canada’s access to US intelligence: US Official

The US government has barred Huawei’s 5G network business and putting every effort on the table to stop its business outside of the US threating ally countries including Canada to ban Huawei or face consequences.

On Saturday, the US national security adviser urged Canada not to use Huawei’s 5G gear, doing so would put a halt on intelligence sharing with the US, reports Reuters.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau postponed a decision on Huawei until after the October federal election.

Intelligence sharing “would be impacted if our close allies let the Trojan horse into the city,” national security adviser Robert O’Brien told reporters at a security conference in Halifax.

The US has been continuously raising concerns over Huawei network equipment that it can be used for breaking the national security, By listening the US experts in Canada are also reviewing the security concerns related to Huawei and its participation in the infrastructure development.

“We are going to take our time so that we can appropriately examine all potential threats,” Canada’s Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan, who is also in Halifax, said.

Canadian telecoms such as BCE Inc and Telus Corp are worried about their 5G network proceeding and expected to halt the plans until Ottawa comes across with the decision.



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