Pompeo says the United States warns partners about the risks of 'untrusted' 5G networks

By Victoria Waldersee LISBON (Reuters) - The United States has spent the last two years working to make sure its partners around the world know the risks of working with companies like Huawei [HWT.UL], Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters. in Lisbon on Thursday. The mission of the United States has been to share what we know, what we understand and then how the United States thinks about the decisions we will have to make in the light of where the information from the United States is traveling, Pompeo said when asked about participation of the Chinese electronics giant. In Portugal. At a joint press conference with Portugal's Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva, he did not quote Huawei by name, but referred to what he called unreliable networks. The president of the United States, Donald Trump, placed May in the blacklist of commerce in the country, citing national security concerns, and pressured his allies to exclude the company from their networks. Huawei, based in Shenzhen, has repeatedly denied Washington's accusations about it. We recognize the sovereignty of each nation, the right to make decisions for themselves, but in the last two years we have tried to make clear to our friends, all over the world, the associated risks, Pompeo added. Chinese companies have significant investments in key Portuguese sectors. The local unit of the telecommunications company Altice, the largest operator in the country, said last year that it was working with Huawei to make Portugal a European leader in the development and deployment of 5G networks. Portugal's telecoms market regulator announced in October plans to hold an auction next year to assign next-generation 5G frequencies to national operators. Santos Silva said Portugal's public services offer, including those related to 5G, is governed by European standards. Pompeo was also asked about the 300-page report published by the Democrats in front of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee earlier this week, which generated allegations of Trump's abuse of power. Pompeo flatly rejected the report on Thursday, describing it as simply incorrect. The report says that many of Trump's closest subordinates and advisors, including Pompeo, helped Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine and withheld information from Congress. The Republican president has denied acting wrong and called the investigation a hoax. (Report by Victoria Waldersee and Sergio Goncalves, written by Ashifa Kassam; edited by James Mackenzie and Kirsten Donovan) This story has not been edited by The Times of India and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe. (This story has not been edited by timesofindia.com and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe.)