FILE PHOTO: U. S. National Security Advisor John Bolton speaks during a graduation ceremony at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, USA, on 22 May 2019. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin
LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump ‘ s national security adviser John Bolton said on Thursday it was not clear for the United States, a decision on the British government’s policy in the direction of the Chinese telecom company Huawei had taken in his final form.
“I’m not sure that this decision has achieved the first ministerial level in the final form. I mean, we’re still talking… people are talking back and forth,” Bolton told reporters in London.
He said Huawei technology can lead to “loopholes” in the telecom systems and the new 5G networks were more difficult to separate into core and peripheral systems.
He added: “I think everyone is catching up to the dangers, especially in the 5th generation of telecommunications systems, equipment of Huawei and possible others which may allow foreign governments a back door in the telecommunications systems.”The United States is afraid that 5G dominant position would give a global competitor, such as China an advantage, Washington is not ready to accept. But British ministers have discussed, so that Huawei has a limited role in building parts of its network.
Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, writing by William James; editing by Stephen Addison