Trump on UK ban on Huawei: ‘I did it myself’

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US President Donald Trump attends a press conference at the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, United States, July 14, 2020. REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst

LONDON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump has said he is responsible for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to ban Huawei from the British 5G network in late 2027.

Johnson on Tuesday ordered a complete purge of Huawei equipment from the UK 5G network by the end of 2027, risking China’s wrath by reporting that the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker is not welcome in the West .

“We have convinced many countries, many countries, I have done it myself for the most part, not to use Huawei, because we think it is a security risk, it is a big risk for security, “said Trump, before referring to the British ban.

Guy Faulconbridge’s report; edited by Michael Holden

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