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Trump Poised to Sign Order Restricting Foreign Telecom Companies

  • Move comes as U.S. raises security concerns about Huawei
  • Official says no company or country is being singled out
Inside Huawei Technologies Co.'s Campus Ahead Of Industrial Production Figures
Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg
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President Donald Trump plans in coming days to sign an executive order that would prohibit American firms from using gear made by foreign telecommunications companies that pose a security threat, according to an administration official.

The official, who was granted anonymity to discuss a sensitive issue, said on Tuesday night that the order was not meant to single out any country or company. U.S. officials have said that equipment made by Huawei Technologies Co.., a Chinese telecommunications firm, could be used to spy on behalf of the Beijing government. Huawei has denied the allegations.