British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in an interview with the BBC on the same day that the United States continues to press britain’s 5G system to disable Huawei: “The British public deserves the best technology.” We want to provide gigabit broadband for everyone. Now, if someone objects to one brand or another, they have to tell us about the alternative. “
Johnson’s remarks show that the British government is prepared to allow Huawei to provide at least some equipment for the construction of the UK’s 5G network, even in the face of intense pressure from the United States, Bloomberg said Thursday.
Johnson added: “On the other hand, we need to be clear that, as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, I do not want to use any infrastructure that could undermine our national security or our ability to work with the Five Eyes Alliance.” The Five Eyes Alliance includes the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The U.S. has been asking allies to ban Huawei, citing “the use of Huawei devices that would harm military intelligence cooperation with the United States.” But the head of MI5, the British intelligence agency, told the Financial Times on Wednesday that there was “no reason” to believe that The UK’s choice to work with Huawei would lose US military intelligence support and that intelligence sharing was “of course important to us, and I dare say the same for the US”.
According to Bloomberg and britain’s Daily Telegraph reported that the United States deputy national security adviser Bottinger led a delegation to visit London on the 13th, hoping to the British government before the announcement of the final decision to lobby. On the 13th, the delegation submitted new intelligence documents to the British side, trying to prove that “the UK cannot reduce the risk of using Huawei technology”, saying that Huawei employees “are also agents of the Chinese security services” and that releasing Huawei’s participation in 5G was “crazy” and that Mr. Trump was “closely watching” The UK’s decision.