'Threat to national security', no business with Huawei in US: Donald Trump
Washington : The US President Donald Trump on Saturday said that they will not be doing any business with tech-giant Huawei as it may be a threat to national security.
The Trump administration believes that giving access to the state-controlled Huawei on 5G would risk America's national security. With this the US is also sending message to Huawei and other companies operating in the US.
"We're not going to do business with Huawei. We're not doing business with them. And I really made the decision," Trump told reporters at the White House.
"It's much simpler not to do any business with Huawei. So, we're not doing business with Huawei. That doesn't mean we won't agree to something if and when we make a trade deal, but we're not going to be doing business with Huawei," he added.
The decision of no business with Huawei will come into effect on August 13. The interim rule is pursuant to the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act's prohibition against the federal government's procurement of telecommunications equipment, video surveillance equipment and services of five Chinese companies, including Huawei.
"We must be clear-eyed about the real and long-term risks posed by Huawei and other Chinese state-directed companies. Securing our nation's telecommunications and critical infrastructure from foreign adversaries is a critical priority for our country and the American people," Rubio said.