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The U.S. has made progress in persuading the EU at Huawei technology risks: Pompeo

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies to a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the Department of foreign affairs budget request for 2020, Washington D. C., USA March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has made progress in convincing the European Union of the risks in using the technology of the chinese Huawei and will continue to push them on the issue, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

In congressional testimony, Pompeo said that he was “hopeful” that the Europeans would move in the U.S. direction on the use of Huawei equipment. “I think we have made progress, and I know that we are going to continue to push,” he said. “As the telecommunications that are deeply connected with state-owned enterprises associated with China, that we do not see there is a technical mitigation of risks is possible.”

Pompeo has warned that the United States will not partner with or share information with countries that adopt Huawei Technologies Co Ltd system.

Reporting by Lesley Wroughton and Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Susan Thomas

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