Must finish work on impact of US sanctions before any Huawei update, says UK PM's spokesman

Must finish work on impact of US sanctions before any Huawei update, says UK PM's spokesman

The first step for any decision on Chinese telecoms company Huawei is for Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to finish its work on the impact of U.S. sanctions, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.

A Huawei logo is seen on a device at a media event in London
A Huawei logo is seen on a device at a media event in London, Britain, February 18, 2020. Picture taken February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/Files

LONDON: The first step for any decision on Chinese telecoms company Huawei is for Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to finish its work on the impact of U.S. sanctions, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.

"We do want to diversify the market," the spokesman told reporters. "The first thing that we need to do is to allow the NCSC to complete its work on the impact of the sanctions, that's ongoing."

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Alistair Smout)

Source: Reuters

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