Huawei’s suppliers might not get another reprieve from the US government

The year 2019 hasn’t been good for Huawei. The company has been struggling to overturn the Trump ban and on top of that, it had to launch the new Mate 30 series without Google services.

Now it looks like Huawei might have to face another problem as a new report published by Bloomberg cited Rob Strayer who confirmed that Huawei won’t get a third reprieve. Rob Strayer is the State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for cyber policy.

I’ll try to be a little bit more specific. Obviously we have important information sharing relationships and intelligence sharing relationships with countries around the world. Both sides in those relationships benefit from that information sharing. But we have one of the highest obligations on our side is to protect that information, required to protect the sources and methods related to that. So if a country inserts untrusted vendors into its 5G networks we will reassess how we are going to share information with them in the future.

– Rob Strayer

There’s no confirmation on what exactly constitutes as the punishment for allies who won’t ban Huawei’s 5G equipment. Strayer made the comments on Thursday at a briefing with reporters in Brussels.

The article has been updated with the full statement from Rob Strayer!

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