British government faces a scandal after leaks in the press about Huawei

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The British government on Friday shook a scandal linked to leaks in the press over the decision to allow Huawei to build a fifth-generation network.

British Prime Minister Teresa May gave the green light to China’s Huawei to help build the 5G network, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Tuesday, ignoring security warnings from Washington, which it suspects are spying for the Beijing computer.

The National Security Council, which was headed by Mai and included ministers and senior security officials, agreed on Tuesday to allow the Chinese technology giant to participate in limited construction of “non-core” infrastructure such as antennas.

The leaks prompted British national security adviser Mark Sidwell to send letters to people attending the meeting to ask if they were responsible for them, according to the Guardian.

This comes as members of the British government in recent weeks compete to make statements and improve their image to succeed May, which weakened its position because of Brikst and announced that it will resign immediately after the ratification of the parliament’s exit agreement from the European Union.

Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt, who is the favorite to succeed Mai, was the first to deny his responsibility or team on Thursday in this “unfortunate” case, he said.

His colleagues also denied this, including Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson and Interior Minister Sajid Javid.

Conservative MP Dominique Greif, chairman of the parliamentary committee on security and intelligence, said the leaks were “very worrying.”

“If it turns out that the person responsible for leaks is a member of the government and a minister who participated in the National Security Council must be expelled immediately.”

A government spokesman said Wednesday that the official decision on Huawei would be issued by June.

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