Trump issues order to ban foreign telecom gear that poses security risk

Washington, DC (CNN Business)President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday barring US firms from using telecom gear from sources the administration deems national security threats. The executive order — along with Huawei’s addition to the list — comes as Trump is seeking to apply additional pressure on China in trade talks, with stiffer tariffs affecting billions of dollars of goods. Senior administration officials told reporters that the document reflects Trump’s commitment to keeping the nation’s networks secure from foreign adversaries. And other US officials have openly lobbied allies not to use Huawei gear, arguing that the company’s products could offer the Chinese government a way to spy on sensitive US communications. The Trump administration will develop more specific …