Reuters and other media outlets reported on Friday that the U.S.
Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd that permits the Chinese firm to buy
supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing
The "temporary general license" will be extended for Huawei for
90 days, Reuters reported, citing two sources familiar with the
On Sunday, Trump told reporters before boarding Air Force One in
New Jersey that he did not want to do business with Huawei for
national security reasons.
"At this moment it looks much more like we're not going to do
business," Trump said. "I don't want to do business at all
because it is a national security threat and I really believe
that the media has covered it a little bit differently than
He said there were small parts of Huawei's business that could
be exempted from a broader ban, but that it would be "very
complicated." He did not say whether his administration would
extend the "temporary general license."
Speaking earlier on Sunday, National Economic Council director
Larry Kudlow said the Commerce department would extend the
Huawei licensing process for three months as a gesture of "good
faith" amid broader trade negotiations with China.
"We're giving a break to our own companies for three months,"
Kudlow said on NBC's "Meet the Press".
(Reporting by Steve Holland in Morristown, New Jersey;
Additional reporting by Michelle Price, Sarah N. Lynch and
Ginger Gibson; Editing by Lisa Shumaker and Daniel Wallis)
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