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UK will place priority on national security in Huawei decision: Minister

The Huawei logo is pictured at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin, Germany, Sept 6, 2019. Photo/Agencies. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

LONDON, Jul 13, 2020, Reuters. Britain will place a “huge priority” on national security when considering Chinese telecoms firm Huawei’s [HWT.UL] role in the country’s 5G network, justice minister Robert Buckland said on Monday, The Star reported.

“National security comes first … and I know that the NSC (National Security Council) and the whole of government will be placing a huge priority on our national security,” he told BBC radio.

An announcement on Huawei’s role would be made “as soon as practicable”, he said.

(Reporting by William James, editing by David Milliken)

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