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US reportedly urges Korea to reject Huawei products

US reportedly urges Korea to reject Huawei products

U.S. officials have been lobbying South Korea not to use Huawei Technologies Co Ltd products, South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported.
In one incident, a U.S. State Department official told a South Korean counterpart that local telco LG Uplus Corp, which uses Huawei’s equipment, should “not be allowed to serve in sensitive areas in South Korea,” the report said.
Washington has been pressing its allies not to use equipment made by Huawei over concerns it could be used for espionage or cyberattacks — a concern that Huawei says is unfounded.

The U.S. government is lobbying South Korea not to use Huawei Technologies Co Ltd products, a South Korean newspaper reported on Thursday, amid a wider push by Washington to get its allies to reject the Chinese tech firm’s goods.

In one incident, a U.S. State Department official said in a recent meeting with a South Korean counterpart that local telco LG Uplus Corp, which uses Huawei’s equipment, should “not be allowed to serve in sensitive areas in South Korea”, Chosun Ilbo reported. The official added Huawei needs be eventually driven out of the country, if not immediately.