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Trump declares national emergency over cyber threats

IANS  |  Washington 

With a motive to protect US network from "foreign adversaries", declared a national emergency on Wednesday.

The order gives the powers to restrict US companies from doing business transactions with certain foreign tech suppliers "posing an unacceptable risk to the national security", said in a statement.

According to the statement, signed the order as "part of his commitment to protecting the information and technology and services" of the US.

"The has made it clear that this Administration will do what it takes to keep safe and prosperous, and to protect from foreign adversaries who are actively and increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in information and technology infrastructure and services in the United States," said the statement.

"This Order declares a national emergency with respect to the threats against information and and services in the and delegates authority to the to prohibit transactions posing an unacceptable risk to the national security,' it added.

If reports are to be believed, Trump's order is directed at US believes that Huawei's equipment could be used by for surveillance.

The world's third largest maker, on the contrary, has repeatedly rubbished the allegations.

Last year, signed a bill that barred the and its contractors from using components from and several other Chinese communications companies.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 04:38 IST
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