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Pelosi says she agrees with Trump on threat posed by Huawei

  • Anna Edgerton and Iain Rogers


Munich, Germany   /   Tue, February 18, 2020   /   03:56 pm
Pelosi says she agrees with Trump on threat posed by Huawei WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) rips up pages of the State of the Union speech after U.S. President Donald Trump finishes his State of the Union speech in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on February 04, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump delivers his third State of the Union to the nation the night before the U.S. Senate is set to vote in his impeachment trial. (AFP/Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she agrees with President Donald Trump‘s assessment of the threat posed by American allies and other countries using Huawei Technologies equipment to build 5G networks.

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Pelosi said she was going to speak with “candor” to European allies about the dangers of allowing a company with connections to the Chinese government to build global information networks.

“I tell you, unequivocally and without any hesitation, be very careful when you go down this path unless you want to end up with a society like China,” she said. The “most insidious form of aggression” is for a country to infiltrate technology infrastructure with a company “dominated by an autocratic government that does not share our values.”

The California Democrat says she agrees with the Trump administration, which has lobbied European allies to reject Huawei technology as they invest in the next generation of technology.