UK’s Huawei decision could hurt possible Brexit trade deal, warns Pence

Boris Johnson’s decision to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei a role in Britain’s 5G network could threaten a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and America, according to US vice president Mike Pence.

His comments came after it was reported that US President Donald Trump blasted Mr Johnson with “apoplectic” rage during a phone call regarding the 5G move.

Speaking to the US broadcaster CNBC, Mr Pence said: “We are profoundly disappointed because look, when I went at the president’s direction in September I met with Prime Minister Johnson and I told him the moment the UK is out of Brexit we were willing to begin to negotiate a free trade arrangement with the UK.

“But we just don’t believe that utilising the assets, the technology of Huawei is consistent with the security or privacy interests of the UK, of the United States and it remains a real issue between our two countries.”

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Image:Asked whether the Huawei decision could prove a ‘deal-breaker’, Mr Pence replied: ‘We’ll see.’
What does the Huawei decision mean?

What does the Huawei decision mean?

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Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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