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Trump did not know about Huawei extradition request before Xi dinner: source

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. President Donald Trump’s nationwide safety adviser John Bolton and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a working dinner after the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires on Dec. 1, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump did not know about a U.S. request for the extradition of Huawei’s chief monetary officer from Canada before he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping over dinner final weekend, a White House official mentioned on Thursday.

Huawei Technologies Ltd’s CFO Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the corporate’s founder, was arrested in Canada on Dec. 1 and faces extradition to the United States. The United States has been wanting since no less than 2016 into whether or not Huawei violated U.S. sanctions towards Iran.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Makini Brice

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