US official wishes to delay Huawei ban
A new text by The Wall Street Journal mentions a letter that Rulles Vought, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget sent to US Vice President Mike Pence and several other members of Congress.
In this letter, which the Journal had an insight in, says that the National Defense Authorization Act signed by President Trump – the one that explicitly banned Huawei from doing business with US companies – would result in a “dramatic reduction” of the number of suppliers available to work with the US Government. Vought said: “While the Administration recognizes the importance of these prohibitions to national security, several agencies have heard significant concerns from a wide range of potentially impacted stakeholders who would be affected.”
Vought stated in the letter that the addressed parties should consider a 2-year delay before the Act goes into effect to ensure a smoother transition period without drastic interruptions.
Meanwhile, John Suffolk, Huawei’s chief of cybersecurity told the UK’s Members of Parliament the following: “We stand naked in front of the world, but we would prefer to do that because it enables us to improve our products. We want people to find things, whether they find one or a thousand, we don’t care. We are not embarrassed by what people find.”
Following the ban, the US still hasn’t provided any firm evidence of Huawei’s potential threat to national security, even after Huawei openly sued the US Government for its unconstitutional treatment of Huawei without any evidence of its claims.
Not only does the ban affect one of China’s biggest companies, but it could potentially slow down 5G rollout and raise prices.