Mike Pompeo commends UK decision to ban Huawei

The United Kingdom banned Chinese tech company Huawei from its 5G networks after the U.S. took similar action.
2:44 | 07/15/20

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How will certainly take time to discuss the UK's commendable decision to ban while way. Hear from its five G networks and phase out the equipment from its existing networks. The UK. Joins the United States and now many other democracies and becoming clean countries. Nations free of un trusted by G vendors. In the same way many major Telecom companies like Telefonica. Cocoa tie up. And NTT have become clean carriers. After Maryland and stop them equally excited to meet with my counterparts in the Kingdom of Denmark. And Libya wonderful trip. The United States has a wall way announcement of our own today. State Department will impose visa restrictions on certain employees. Of the Chinese the Chinese technology companies like Wile away the provide material support to regimes engaging in human rights. Violations and abuses globally the British decision with respect to while weight yesterday we were we were happy about it. Pastors always better to get this equipment out of their system it's security risk this is an about. Commercial interest this about protecting the information in this case of the United Kingdom's people. You suggested they did this because of US sanctions I don't actually think that's true. I actually think they did this because. Their security teams came to conclude same conclusion that -- out. Is that you can't protect this information as this information attractions across these un trusted networks. That our Chinese original almost certainly end up in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party and so I think they did this for the right reasons I think they did this to. Protect and preserve and secure the freedoms of the people of the United Kingdom and a I'm confident of continuing that policy and prime minister Johnson got. Complete right and the stick on this please see that I'm please see this is happening all across the world the tide is turning I remember questions from you all your NAFTA. That said oh my goodness it's just the United States. I think I think the work that's been done in the work that we've been able to be done all across the world is now making clear today everyone. And that the that it is a real security risk now every nation simply asking the question how do you do it. We're of the commercial impacts how quickly can you move in that direction and how to we ensure that we have available. Cost effective solutions. That don't subject our people to the rest that comes from having this infrastructure inside of the country's I think they give back the tide has turned then you'll see this continue. Countries all across when you sink. That world's biggest Telecom providers share in the same concern analysts the defeated Dallas did you last time I was separately at the time before. You're seeing private cocoa providers understand the risk that their companies there for putting the centrist investors vendors and their networks as well.

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