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Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 08:26 PM IST

Axed UK Defence Secretary denies role in Huawei leak

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London: Gavin Williamson, sacked as Britain’s Defence Secretary by Prime Minister Theresa May for allegedly disclosing plans to allow Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei to help build the UK’s 5G network, has denied leaking any information from the National Security Council.

His comments have come amid calls for a police inquiry into it. Opposition MPs say there should be an investigation whether the Official Secrets Act had been breached, the BBC reported. Williamson was quoted in several newspapers on Thursday as saying he was the victim of a “vendetta” and a “kangaroo court”. He told Sky News he “swore on his children’s lives” that he was not responsible for the leak.

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Published on: Friday, May 03, 2019, 02:38 AM IST
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