With claims of cyber espionage by the U.S. against Chinese telecommunication companies Huawei and ZTE. The U.S. Senate is now propositioning a scenario where China could now blackmail leaders in crucial European allies.
This report came out of a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee. Warning allies to also kick out Huawei and ZTE from their core telecommunication infrastructure.
The U.S. is only as safe as its weakest ally is safe
“It can influence the weakest link in a chain that goes to the very top,” warned Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., during an interview with the Washington Examiner.
“If it’s not the leaders themselves, it’s a political-security apparatus, an economic apparatus somewhere that could lead to dire consequences.”
Sen. Gardner tabled a Senate resolution on Thursday (March 28) backing the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s campaign to warn European allies to desist using infrastructure built by the Chinese telecommunication companies.
The Senate resolution went to depth cautioning U.S. allies in Europe about the proliferation of Chinese technology across the European continent. The resolution reads in part that adopting telecommunication infrastructure by Huawei and ZTE.
“… would jeopardize the …read more