The head of Britain's MI5 security service has dismissed suggestions UK-US intelligence sharing could be damaged if Chinese telecoms giant Huawei develops Britain's 5G network, the Financial Times reported Monday.
The delegation reportedly claimed that Chinese spies, allegedly employed by the People's Liberation Army, also worked for Huawei, adding that the firm "had played a role" in supporting the "re-education camps" for the country's Muslim Uighur minority.
But a U.S. official who was present at the latest meeting between United States and British security officials told the FT: "It's the strong view and assessment by the USA by a broad range of officials both political and professionals that any amount of equipment from untrusted Chinese vendors is too much".
The US delegation is believed to have spoken to at least one cabinet minister, writes the publication, despite sources initially suggesting they were only going to meet civil servants.
The U.S. government itself banned Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese-manufactured devices in federal agencies, due to the same espionage worries.
Senior US officials handed over a dossier of technical information which sources claim challenged British intelligence's own technical assessment that it would be possible to use Huawei in the 5G infrastructure without risks to national security.
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The U.S. government has been lobbying European allies for the past year to exclude Huawei from new ultra-fast 5G mobile networks, over worries that China's communist rulers could compel the company to help with cyberespionage.
Security minister Brandon Lewis told the BBC on Sunday a decision would be taken "relatively soon".
All of Britain's 5G networks have now been launched, albeit without the Chinese firm's 5G equipment at their core.
Britain is expected to make a final call on how to deploy Huawei Technologies equipment in its future 5G networks later this month.
The decision on Huawei is particularly crucial as crunch post-Brexit trade talks with Washington and Brussels loom after Britain formally leaves the European Union at the end of January.