Trump says can Huawei and ZTE in the trade deal

The AMERICAN President Donald Trump looks on during a meeting with chinese Vice-Premier Liu He in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, USA, February 22, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald trump said on Friday he may or may not include the Chinese telecom companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp. in the trade deal being negotiated between the United States and China.

The Department of Justice has charged Huawei and the chief financial officer with conspiring to fight U.S. sanctions on Iran by doing business through a subsidiary and tried to hide. The United States is looking for her extradition.

In a separate case, the Ministry of Justice of the telecommunications-equipment maker with the stealing of robot-technology of T-Mobile US Inc. Huawei has said that the companies have settled their dispute in 2017.

Trump told reporters at the White House that the AMERICAN officials are not to speak about the dropping of charges against Huawei.

Huawei will be increased by the AMERICAN lawyer and the attorney-general in the coming weeks, Trump said: “now it is not something that we’re discussing.”

Last year, Chinese peer ZTE was prevented from buying essential parts of the AMERICAN companies after pleading guilty to similar charges, crippling its activities.

ZTE will resume normal business operations after paying $1.4 billion in fines and the replacement of the entire board of directors, on the top of a nearby 900-million-dollar fine paid in 2017.

It is not clear how ZTE can be involved in any trade agreement.

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by James Dalgleish and Richard Chang

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