Huawi exec detained 'not bargaining chip': Pompeo

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Huawi exec detained 'not bargaining chip': Pompeo

During a news conference with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday in Ottawa said that the Huawai executive detained in Canada was 'not a bargaining chip' in the U.S. trade war with China.

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Huawi exec detained 'not bargaining chip': Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said the Huawei executive detained in Canada, Meng Wanzhou, is not a bargaining chip in the trade war with China that is upsetting world markets.

Pompeo was visiting Ottawa for the day ahead of a weekend summit of the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations in France where relations with China are set to be discussed.

The United States is locked in a trade war with China that is upsetting world markets.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland reiterated Canada's position that it would not ask the United States to drop its request for Meng's extradition.

She faces U.S. charges of conspiring to defraud global banks about Huawei's relationship with a company operating in Iran.

Pompeo's visit is the latest indication of how bilateral ties have improved since hitting a low point in June 2018 when Trump called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau weak and dishonest.

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