Speaking in Hungary, the first stop in five European tours, Pompeo said the United States has an obligation to alert other governments to the risks of building networks with equipment from the Chinese telecom giant.
is that we share with them what we know about the risks that Huawei has on their networks, he said. "The real risks to their own people of the loss of privacy of their own people, the risk that China will use this data in a way that is not in Hungary's interest."
If the parties use Huawei's equipment, "it makes it harder for us to partner with them," Pompey said. The US government has long been suspicious that Beijing may use Huawei's espionage equipment but has not provided public evidence to support these concerns. Washington is currently pushing countries around the world to support Huawei from the next generation of wireless networks known as 5G.