Trump and Trudeau dis­tance them­selves from ar­rest of Huawei heiress

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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

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