U.S. Flags Huawei 5G Network Security Concerns to Gulf Allies

Washington Free Beacon | 9/12/2019 | Reuters
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DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States has raised its concerns with Gulf allies over a possible security risk in using Huawei's technology for their 5G mobile infrastructure, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

Washington has been warning allies against using the Chinese company's equipment, which it says presents a security risk, but has so far largely made public comments to European states.

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Huawei has repeatedly denied the U.S. allegations, which were raised last week during a visit by Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain, all of which are using its equipment.

"We shared a … message about the importance of securing 5G technology and applying risk based security principles," Robert Strayer, the U.S. State Department's deputy assistant secretary for cyber, international communications and information policy said on Thursday.

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Washington says Huawei could be exploited by Beijing and has threatened to cut off intelligence-sharing with nations that use its equipment. China and Huawei deny the claims.

Bahrain is home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet while the UAE hosts...
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