U.S. may limit ties with European nations partnering with Huawei: Pompeo

U.S. may limit ties with European nations partnering with Huawei: Pompeo


The United States is stepping up pressure
on countries that continue to do business with China’s telecommunications giant, Huawei. Kim Hyo-sun tells us more. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who’s
visiting Eastern Europe,… has warned European countries… that using Huawei equipment could
hurt their relationship with Washington. Speaking in Hungary,… the first leg of his
five-nation European tour,… Pompeo said the U.S. could scale down certain operations
in the country if it continues to do business with Huawei. He also said in Slovakia that the U.S. has
an obligation to alert its partners of the risks associated with products made by the
Chinese telecommunications giant. “We want to make sure that our friends and
allies, out NATO partners, those that are inside of the EU, we want to make sure that
they’re aware of those risks and that’s our task.” The U.S. is increasingly troubled with Huawei’s
expansion in Europe,… where Washington believes the company poses significant information
security threats. However, such pressure faces challenges,…
as eastern European countries like Hungary have no other choice but to continue using
Huawei equipment,… due mainly to their economic relationship with Beijing. Unsurprisingly,… China has slammed Washington’s move. “The U.S. behavior is neither just nor moral,
which is not the proper manner that a major country is supposed to have.” Yet, Beijing said it appreciated Hungary’s
just and objective stance in dealing with the issue,… adding their bilateral ties
will not be disturbed by any other countries. Kim Hyo-sun, Arirang News.

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