Politicians in Italy want Huawei banned from supplying equipment for the country's 5G rollout, a report said Friday.
Lega party lawmakers intend to call on Italy's Parliament to use its "golden powers" of industrial veto to block the Chinese telecom company, according to Reuters, which cited Il Messaggero newspaper. Huawei currently sells equipment to Italian telecoms.
This follows US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's warning Thursday. Pompeo said the US won't partner with countries that adopt Huawei's tech due to the security risks it represents. Huawei has long beenwith the Chinese government.
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfeithis week and expressed his hope that the company could to the US.
The company didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.