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Trump Agrees to Prompt Responses to License Requests for Huawei Sales

President Donald Trump agreed at a meeting with the heads of tech giant companies like Google on Monday to make timely decisions on requests by US companies to sell to blacklisted Huawei Technologies.

But even as the CEOs of the companies requested timely licensing decisions from the Department of Commerce, in a statement that the executives expressed strong support for national security restrictions on US telecom equipment purchases and sales to Huawei.

The meeting, previously reported by Reuters, was with the CEOs of Cisco Systems, Intel, Broadcom, Qualcomm, Micron Technology, and Western Digital, and Alphabet’s Google.

The meeting comes at a time of lingering uncertainty over the future of US companies’ ties to Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker. It was placed on a US blacklist in May, with the government citing national security concerns.

US companies were banned from selling most US parts and components to Huawei without special licenses. But Trump said last month that sales could resume as he sought to restart trade talks with Beijing.

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