UK's Huawei block protects its security, trade and rights - U.S. envoy

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Woody Johnson, is pictured after listening British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and David Attenborough during a conference about the UK-hosted COP26 UN Climate Summit, at the Science Museum in London, Britain February 4, 2020. Chris J Ratcliffe/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s decision to ban China’s Huawei [HWT.UL] from its 5G mobile networks was welcomed by the U.S ambassador to the country, Woody Johnson, who said it was a win for fair trade and human rights.

“Britain’s decision to protect its national security by banning Huawei from its 5G network is also a win for fair trade and human rights,” he said on Twitter on Tuesday.

Reporting by William James; Writing by Paul Sandle; Editing by William Schomberg