"I Did This Myself": Donald Trump On UK's Huawei Ban

"I Did This Myself": Donald Trump On UK's Huawei Ban

Washington had long been pressing for such a step and is still calling on other European countries to make similar moves.


London: US President Donald Trump said he was liable for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to ban Huawei from Britain's 5G network, a remark that London ignored and Beijing said proved British move was political.

Johnson on Tuesday ordered Huawei equipment to be purged completely from Britain's 5G network by the top of 2027, risking the ire of China by signaling that the world's biggest telecoms equipment maker wasn't welcome within the West.

Washington had long been pressing for such a step and remains to call on other European countries to form similar moves.

"We convinced many countries, many countries - I did this myself for the foremost part - to not use Huawei because we expect it's an unsafe security risk, it is a big security risk," Trump told reporters within the White House garden.

"I talked to several countries out of using it: if they need to try to business with us, they can not use it. Just today, I think that the united kingdom announced that they are not getting to be using it."

Britain has said that its ban on Huawei is motivated by its own security concerns and by worries that supplies of Huawei gear might be interrupted.

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