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US Hails British Ban on China’s Huawei

July 15, 2020

“We welcome news that the United Kingdom plans to ban Huawei from future 5G networks and phase out untrusted Huawei equipment from existing networks,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

“We will continue to work with our British friends on fostering a secure and vibrant 5G ecosystem, which is critical to transatlantic security and prosperity,” he said.

The British ban, which came despite warnings of retaliation by Beijing, handed a victory to US President Donald Trump’s administration, which has been seeking to isolate the Chinese telecom titan.

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