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New Zealand's 5G plan 'not a political decision'

PM Jacinda Ardern says Huawei approval will rest with intelligence agency

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to Nikkei in Tokyo on Thursday. (Photo by Kai Fujii)

TOKYO -- Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Thursday New Zealand's spy agency will have the final say on whether to let Huawei Technologies build fifth-generation infrastructure in the country and that the government will not be swayed by the U.S. and Australia, stating, "We are very clear that it's not a political decision."

Ardern said in an interview with Nikkei in Tokyo that the decision will rest entirely with the Government Communications Security Bureau.

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