Hong Kong (CNN Business)US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned European countries on Monday that using technology from Huawei could hurt their relationship with the United States.
US steps up pressure on Europe to ditch Huawei
Speaking in Hungary, the first stop in a five-nation European tour, Pompeo said the United States has an obligation to alert other governments to the risks of building networks with equipment from the Chinese telecommunications giant.
“What’s imperative is that we share with them the things we know about the risks that Huawei’s presence in their networks presents,” he said. “Actual risks to their own people, to the loss of privacy protections for their own people, the risk that China will use this data in a way that is not in the best interest of Hungary.”