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Huawei crackdown

Greece joins 'anti-Huawei camp' as US seals stronger ties

Nation turns sharply from pro-China policy amid Turkish standoff in Mediterranean

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis hold a meeting at Crete, Greece September 29.   © Reuters

ATHENS -- Greece is considering excluding Huawei equipment from its fifth-generation wireless broadband networks after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited the country and sealed stronger ties.

Pompeo visited Greece on Sept. 28 and 29. During his stay, the biggest diplomatic objective for Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was clear: A reaffirmation by the U.S. of its commitment and support to Greece, in the midst of Greek-Turkish tensions increasing in the eastern Mediterranean sea. The two countries are at loggerheads regarding the development of a natural gas field discovered around Cyprus.

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