Mike Pompeo warns Switzerland over Huawei ties
The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, is warning Switzerland to be very aware of its close ties with China.
Speaking to the NZZ newspaper, Pompeo says the country needs to ‘keep its eyes open’.
The main cause for concern is the use of the Chinese equipment maker Huawei in the new high-speed phone services. The United States has banned the company, citing security concerns.
The Secretary of State says if Switzerland uses Chinese technology then information is sent to the Chinese government.
Huawei equipment is being used by all Swiss telecommunications companies.