Mnuchin says Huawei issue concerns national security, separate from trade

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Huawei issue nothing to do with a trade war. (Reuters pic)

BENGALURU: US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the US government’s steps against Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies are a national security issue and not related to trade.

“As we’ve said all along, the Huawei discussions are really national security discussions, they’re separate from trade”, Mnuchin told CNBC in an interview on Sunday.