Trump and Trudeau distance themselves from arrest of Huawei heiress
CANADA, (DAILY MAIL), 7 DECEMBER 2018- Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau claimed they were unaware of plans to arrest a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in Canada.
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, the 46-yearold daughter of the company’s founder, was detained in Canada on December 1.
The leaders moved to distance themselves they had any knowledge of the arrest amid fears it could harm trade agreements with China.
It came on the same day Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping dined together at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.
Meng faces extradition to the US over alleged violations of American sanctions against Iran.
A White House official told Reuters Trump did not know about a US request for her extradition from Canada before he met Xi and agreed to a 90-day truce in the brewing trade
war. Meanwhile Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said officers who arrested her Saturday as she was changing planes in Vancouver had acted on their own.
Citing a court-ordered publication ban sought by Meng, Trudeau declined to comment further on the case, which according to a US senator was brought over Huawei’s activities in Iran.
Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau claimed they were unaware of plans to arrest a top executive at Huawei in Canada