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US Tries to Dissuade UK From Using Huawei Equipment in Telecom Modernization Efforts

Matt Pottinger, deputy national security adviser, and other U.S. officials have urged the British government not to  incorporate Huawei-made technology into U.K.'s 5G network adoption plans, BBC reported Tuesday.

The report said U.S. delegation met with British ministers Monday in London and presented them with a dossier that contains technical data on the potential national security risks of equipment from the Chinese telecommunication firm.

U.K. expects to hand down a decision on the country's future 5G network later this month.

The Trump administration prohibited the sale of U.S.-built components to Huawei and 68 affiliates due to national security concerns.

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