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Pompeo sounds alarm on Huawei's Eastern Europe stronghold

Secretary says presence of Chinese equipment is obstacle to partnership with US

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives at Budapest Ferenc Liszt Airport in Budapest, Hungary, on Feb. 11. (Photo courtesy of U.S. State Department) 

NEW YORK -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Hungarian leaders on Monday of the security risks associated with using Huawei Technologies equipment, which he said could complicate the Eastern European country's partnerships with the U.S.

Pompeo spoke to reporters in Budapest, the first stop on his European tour and where Huawei has a strong presence.

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