UK minister on Trump’s Huawei remark: ‘We all know Trump, don’t we?’

UK minister on Trump’s Huawei remark: ‘We all know Trump, don’t we?’

 

A senior British minister on Wednesday denied that U.S. President Donald Trump was responsible for Britain’s 5G ban on Huawei, saying the decision was a considered one despite attempts by some individuals to claim credit.

 

Britain announced on Tuesday it would purge Huawei equipment from 5G by the end of 2027; with Trump saying hours later that:

“We convinced many countries, many countries, I did this myself for the most part, not to use Huawei; because we think it is an unsafe security risk, it’s a big security risk.”

 

 

 

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Asked about the remark, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock told Sky News: “Well, we all know Donald Trump; don’t we?”

 

“All sorts of people can try to claim credit for the decision but this was based on a technical assessment by the National Cyber Security Centre about how we could have the highest quality 5G systems in the future,” he said.

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Reuters

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