‘We’ll see; – U.S. Vice President on whether U.K.’s 5G decision could hurt possible trade deal
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a campaign rally by U.S. President Donald Trump in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Friday that Britain’s decision to let Huawei Technologies have a limited role in its 5G network remains a point of issue between the two traditional allies.
Asked in a CNBC interview if Britain’s use of China’s Huawei was a possible deal breaker in future trade negotiations with the United States, Pence said “we’ll see.”
Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Makini Brice; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama