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Trump: US & UK Will Have Huawei Agreement

President & Prime Minister Theresa May Meet

June 04, 2019 - 9:57 am

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe (all times local):

2:45 p.m.

President Donald Trump says he sees "no limitations" on the future sharing of intelligence with the U.K. as the U.S. continues to press its longtime ally to ban Chinese company Huawei (WAH'-way) amid espionage and trade concerns.

Trump says that the issue came up during his meetings Tuesday with outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May but that they're "going to absolutely have an agreement on Huawei and everything else."

Amid escalating trade tensions with China, the Trump administration has launched a global effort to keep Huawei from controlling future 5G telecom networks, citing cybersecurity threats from the Chinese firm.

Last month, Trump took long-anticipated steps to keep Huawei out of the U.S. market, with the worldwide campaign focused on major intelligence partners.


2:35 p.m.

President Donald Trump has described the thousands of people who demonstrated in London against his visit to Britain as a "small protest."

Trump says he saw only a small demonstration and says media reports of the much larger protest are "fake news."

Trump said at a news conference on Tuesday with Prime Minister Theresa May that he doesn't know Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who was among thousands of demonstrators expressing noisy opposition to Trump's visit.

Trump calls Corbyn a "negative force." He also calls London Mayor Sadiq Khan a "negative force."

Trump says Khan has not been a very good mayor and should focus on his job.

Khan says he's not interested in having a "childish playground fight" with Trump.


2:25 p.m.

President Donald Trump says the United States is committed to a "phenomenal" trade deal with Britain as it prepares to leave the European Union.

Prime Minister Theresa May has been dogged by her failure to achieve Brexit and is stepping down this week as head of her Conservative Party but will remain as prime minister until her successor is chosen. It will be the new prime minister's responsibility to achieve Brexit and any bilateral trade deal with the U.S.

At a news conference with May in London on Tuesday, Trump restated his desire for a U.K. trade deal, saying there is "tremendous potential."

Trump says the two countries could do two to three times that amount of trade they're currently conducting.


2:20 p.m.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has praised the "precious and profound" U.S.-U.K. special relationship but acknowledged differences with President Donald Trump on issues including climate change and Iran.

Speaking alongside Trump at a news conference in London on Tuesday, May mentioned Britain's continued support for the Paris agreement on climate change, which Trump has repudiated. And she says the two nations differ on how to limit the threat from Iran.

The U.K. still supports an international agreement to curb Tehran's nuclear ambitions, but Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from the deal.

May also told the nationalist president that "cooperation and compromise are the basis of strong alliances."

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