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Mike Pompeo tells Germany: Use Huawei and lose access to our data

Pompeo urged close ally Britain this month not to use Huawei's technology to build new 5G networks because of concerns it could be a vehicle for Chinese spying

Reuters  |  Berlin 

The United States raised the pressure on Western allies in a war of attrition over next-generation networks on Friday, saying countries that allow China's Huawei to build their telecoms infrastructure could be cut off from crucial intelligence data. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued the warning after meeting Foreign Minister Heiko Maas of Germany, which has so far stood with Britain and France in declining calls to ban the state-owned manufacturer from the 5G networks now being built. In the latest sign of escalating trans-Atlantic tensions over trade and security, Pompeo, ...

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First Published: Fri, May 31 2019. 21:02 IST
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