February 7, 2020 / 4:15 PM / 11 days ago

'We'll see; - U.S. Vice President on whether U.K.'s 5G decision could hurt possible trade deal

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a campaign rally by U.S. President Donald Trump in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Friday that Britain’s decision to let Huawei Technologies have a limited role in its 5G network remains a point of issue between the two traditional allies.

Asked in a CNBC interview if Britain’s use of China’s Huawei was a possible deal breaker in future trade negotiations with the United States, Pence said “we’ll see.”

Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Makini Brice; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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